Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign Norwich City striker Gary Hooper on a loan deal, a club insider from the Owls has informed Football League World.
The ex-Celtic striker scored 12 goals in 30 games last season as he helped the Canaries gain promotion to the Premier League.
However, he was an unused substitute in the Play-Off final victory over Middlesbrough, and it is unclear as to whether he is in Alex Neil’s top-flight plans.
The 27-year-old will bolster Carlos Carvalhal’s attacking options at Hillsborough, with the potential departure of Stevie May likely to pave way for his arrival.
Hooper began his professional career at non-league Grays Athletic, but it was not until his time with Scunthorpe United that he really made a name for himself.
His 24 goals during the 2008/09 season helped the Iron gain promotion to the Championship, before netting 19 times the following campaign to preserve their status in the second tier.
Scottish giants Celtic came calling and snapped him up for £2.4 million in 2010.
He was a revelation during three years north of the border, scoring a whopping 82 goals in 138 games in all competitions.
The striker has yet to really hit those heights at Carrow Road and Wednesday could provide him with the launchpad he needs.
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