Scottish champions Celtic have turned down a bid from Hull City, believed to be worth around £4.5m for Gary Hooper.

Hooper has been the subject of quite a lot of interest lately, after some top-drawer performances for Scottish giants Celtic. 

The SPL champions reportedly turned down numerous bids from Norwich City in January and now it seems Hull City have stepped up to bid £4.5million for the English striker, only to be rejected by the Glasgow side.

Hooper has emerged over the past few seasons as an important, if not vital player for Celtic, so it's no surprise the 25-year-old has attracted a lot of interest from around England. 

It's believed teams such as Sunderland, Southampton and Reading are also interested in the striker who has only a year left on his contract with Celtic. Hull manager Steve Bruce has apparently made the capture of Hooper's signature a priority of his this season, as he will be looking to strengthen his newly promoted team. A second bid for the star man could be on the cards, but if they are willing to pay the £7m Hooper is valued at, remains to be seen.

The English striker joined the Scottish side Celtic in 2010 from Scunthorpe for £2.4m, and quickly became an important first team player, and fan favourite. He has enjoyed two SPL league titles during his time at the club, and has valuable Champions League experience, including Celtic's 2012/13 campaign, which saw the Glasgow side achieved an historic win over Barcelona. 

Hooper would undoubtedly be a great asset for any team, and with plenty time still left in the transfer window, a move is still possible. Time will tell where the player ends up this season.


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