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  • "
    irishedd1 wrote:
    how arrogant are you lot.
    Firstly stop tapping up other clubs players. Secondly coments about holding back his career are ridiculous.
    you might be having a good season but your club has found its level, THE CHAMPIONSHIP. Hooper can stay at celtic play in front of 60000 every 2 weeks get european football and global pre-season tours.
    OR go to your provincial club and get sold as soon as you get promoted and get a big offer.
    He ahs told you he isnt interested so like the ugly girl at the disco... leave the boy alone.
    hail hail
    Another one who mistakes enthusiasm for arrogance, and it is not as if other Clubs have tapped up our young talent is it?"
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Celtic urged to fight off Saints move for Hooper

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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