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  • "celtic would destroy your team on the pitch7 your fans and stadiu could never match ours
    a big match for you lot is HULL away
    last time you lot went to europe it was a day trip to jersey that ended up in france

    you have a big backer so what. when the arse falls out of the epl and sky money you will be one of the clubs in trouble as your fan base cannot support the cost base you are creating

    at the same time celts will still be playing champions league football and wont be OWNED by someone who is only their for ego / making money

    enjoy the rocket trip, but remember rockets not only go up but fall to earth eventually"
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Celtic urged to fight off Saints move for Hooper

GARY HOOPER

GARY HOOPER

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

CELTIC forward Anthony Stokes hopes the club “do everything they can” to prevent his strike partner Gary Hooper leaving for Saints.

The Championship leaders have already had two bids turned down for the 23-year-old Parkhead star, with one offer estimated to be as much as £4m.

And, as reported in yesterday’s Daily Echo, Saints are considering breaking their club record transfer fee with a third approach of anything up to £6m.

Celtic were remaining tight-lipped last night about whether they had received another offer, having not responded to a request for comment by the time of going to press.

However, the club have previously insisted the player is not for sale, and Hooper himself has indicated he is happy to remain with the Scottish Premier League leaders.

The resolve of the Glasgow club’s board would be seriously tested, though, if Saints table a big new offer.

But Stokes has urged them to continue to refuse any further advances.

“I can’t talk about what the club are going to do, but from a personal point of view I would like to think they will do everything they can to hold onto him and I’m sure they will,” he said.

For full story and more Saints news, don't miss today's Daily Echo.

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