Former Celtic defender Gary Caldwell has backed Gary Hooper to be a big hit in the Barclays Premier League – if the Scottish champions sanction a move south of the border for the striker.

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Hoops boss Neil Lennon revealed on Wednesday that the club had rejected a second bid from Norwich City. Lennon also confirmed Hooper, who has 18 months left on his deal, had turned down a new contract offer but the manager was confident he would still be a Celtic player on February 1.

However, Caldwell, who quit Parkhead for Wigan in January 2010, believes any club that does succeed with a bid will secure themselves a bargain. He said: “Having seen the players down in England, I think he would do really well, he would score a lot of goals. If you do that in England, there is really no price that you can put on it if you can score enough goals for your team.

“The clubs who are looking at him now would definitely get a bargain. I’m sure if he went down there and started scoring goals, he could go to even bigger clubs, like Steven Fletcher did. He showed he could score goals at that level and has gone on to bigger clubs since he’s been down there.”

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6 comments

  • Here's a discussion point then, Wilfred Zaha is available for transfer, why don't we get him?

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    Johnstonpickle

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Daily Mail.......Norwich have launched a £1.2million bid for Sporting Kansas striker Kei Kamara and want QPR's Jamie Mackie.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Why do posters have to go OTT in debunking the views of others? It doesn`t make for an open discussion. I suggest saving that sort of stuff for the trolls, whose intentions are to disrupt rather than contribute. Oz was trying to contribute a discussion point.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • One for the future, Marco Rojas. Currently being looked at by Liverpool and Juventus. He's a very fast winger who's only 21 but players like Eadie. Worth a trial and wouldn't cost too much. Check his goals on YouTube against Newcastle in Oz.

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    Oz Canary

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Are you completely mental? A player that's interesting Juve and Liverpool..... So obviously Norwich would be his preferred destination. Jesus christ.

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    Johnstonpickle

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • As he hasn't signed for either that means he's on the market. Does that mean we discount signing anybody that a top club is interested in or should we only be looking at their unwanted rejects????? Doesn't sound like a forward thinking ambitious club maybe we should just give up and go home! Or maybe your Kei Kamara's agent, he'd probably do well at a smaller Suffolk club!

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    Oz Canary

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

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