Hooper closer to Norwich move

  • Last Updated: July 25 2013, 20:52 BST

Celtic striker Gary Hooper has moved closer to moving to Norwich after he passed a medical at Carrow Road, according to Sky sources.

Gary Hooper: Celtic striker poised to complete his move to Norwich
Gary Hooper: Celtic striker poised to complete his move to Norwich

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The 25-year-old has been in Norwich discussing personal terms and is poised to sign a four-year contract.

Norwich have been in the hunt for Hooper for some time, with manager Chris Hughton seeing several bids rejected in the January transfer window.

Hooper looked set for a move to Championship side QPR, with the Hoops understood to have agreed a fee in the region of £5.5m for the 25-year-old on Wednesday.

Hull also missed out with their approach in June, and QPR agreed a fee of £5.5m with Celtic earlier this week, before the Canaries rekindled their interest in the player.

Asked about the former Scunthorpe striker in the wake of a 1-0 defeat by Portland Timbers, Hughton said: "We are still working very hard.

"It is very difficult for me with the eight-hour time difference, but even with the conversations I am having with the chief scout it is trying to find the right times. Nothing imminent, but we are still working."


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