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Worrying transfer news emerges for Sheffield Wednesday fans as PL clubs eye star



Sheffield Wednesday may have had a mixed start to the season, but for their striker Gary Hooper it has been a fantastic start.

The 29-year old made it seven in seven games with a brace against Leeds United last time out, which took him to joint-top of the Championship scoring charts.

This has prompted speculation that the ex-Celtic man is attracting interest from Premier League sides.

According to The Sun, West Brom, Brighton and Crystal Palace are all keen on signing Hooper when the window opens, with a fee of around £6m mentioned.

It’s highly unlikley that Wednesday would accept such an offer, despite Hooper’s age, therefore it would be down to the player to push for a move to make it happen.

Hooper has played in the Premier League before, for Norwich City, but struggled to replicate the form he had shown for Celtic.

Whilst Hooper has a reasonable scoring ratio at Hillsborough, this is easily his best run in an Owls shirt.

He notched in five successive games, before drawing a blank against Birmingham where he was unfortunate to see a goal ruled out.

The Verdict

Hooper has always been an excellent player in and around the box. He has a great instinct to sniff out chances ad usually scores.

Over recent seasons the depth Carlos Carvalhal has up front has made it tough for any striker to get a consistent run, however, injuries and departures have helped Steven Fletcher and Hooper strike up an effective partnership.

He’s repaying them with plenty of goals, hence the Premier League interest. As long as Wednesday are in the mix for the play-offs come January, they should have no worries about keeping their main man, but that could change at the end of the season.

What do you think Wednesday fans? Would it be mad to sell Hooper in January? Let us know in the comments below.