Former Celtic striker Gary Hooper could sensationally return to the club during the summer transfer window after it emerged he is set to leave relegated Norwich.
A transfer request was submitted by Hooper in an attempt to continue playing in the Premier League, or return to the Scottish champions to participate in the Champions League, according to the Daily Mail.
Celtic have been linked with a renewed approach for Hooper, with Neil Lennon claiming he would be interested in bringing his former charge back to Parkhead. Lennon, of course, has since left Celtic, but it may be that interest remains.
Hooper moved from Celtic in July 2013 in an attempt to make in Roy Hodgson's squad for Brazil. The striker however could not continue his form, only scoring six goals from 32 appearances for the Canaries.
Despite this, Hooper became the first ever Norwich player to score four consecutive goals at Carrow Road in the Premier League.
One factor for this could be that he could not link up with misfiring strikers Johann Elmander or Ricky van Wolfswinkel, the latters only Premier league goal coming on the first day of the season against Everton.
Compare this to the formidable partnership that Hooper struck up with Anthony Stokes on their first season together, scoring over 40 goals between them. Other clubs supposedly interested in the striker are Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa.
QPR will be looking to improve the squad following an immediate return to the Premier League after relegation to the Championship in the 2012/13 season.
The Midlands outfit however will need to strengthen their striking options as they finished three places above the relegation zone last time around.
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