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Celtic would sell Gary Hooper for right price, says Lennon

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said he would be prepared to listen to all offers for Gary Hooper, but only at the right price. 

Hooper has been a star signing since his move from Scunthorpe in the summer of 2010, and has scored 31 goals in 51 appearances this season. 

This has led to other clubs making inquiry's as to the availability of the striker, but Lennon has openly admitted that should a big-money offer come in for the striker, the Hoops would be in no position to decline a deal. 

Celtic paid only £2.4m for Hooper, and could make a large return on the striker, but Lennon has highlighted that Hooper is pivotal to his future plans. 

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Lennon said: "He is a pivotal player for us, he is a masterful player and has developed into a top class striker."

"It is a back-handed compliment to the work that has been done behind the scenes at the club and developing Gary as a player."

"He is a brilliant young English player and we would love to hold onto him. It is a priority for me to hold on to him, but if we get a bid in that is good business for the club then we may have to think again."

Hooper has struck up an excellent partnership with fellow striker Anthony Stokes in the Celtic attack since his move from Scunthorpe, and is now being targeted by a number of clubs. 


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