Rumour Mill: Norwich City agree deal to sell Gary Hooper to Sheffield Wednesday

Gary Hooper, left, in action for Sheffield Wednesday in the last game of his loan spell against Leed

Gary Hooper, left, in action for Sheffield Wednesday in the last game of his loan spell against Leeds United. The striker looks set to leave Norwich City and join the Owls in a permanent deal. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Norwich City striker Gary Hooper is on the verge of sealing a permanent switch to Sheffield Wednesday.

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Sky Sports claim the Canaries have agreed a deal to sell the 27-year-old to the Owls and that the deal will be completed today.

Hooper joined City for a reported £5million after a prolific spell of 82 goals in 137 matches for Scottish giants Celtic but struggled for consistency with Norwich.

Last season he scored 12 goals to help the Canaries to promotion back to the Premier League but joined Wednesday on loan in October after limited involvement this season.

After a quiet start to his time at Hillsborough the former Scunthorpe hotshot scored six in the final six games of his loan and the play-off chasers are keen to see him return.

Gary Hooper has completed his move to Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday. Picture b

Gary Hooper has completed his move to Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

'I want to stay, I like it here. It's a good squad and we're winning games,' Hooper told the Sheffield Star after scoring both goals in a 2-0 home win over local rivals Leeds on Saturday.

'I'm scoring goals and playing games. I'm happy here and we've just got to see what happens now.'

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Hooper scored a total of 20 goals in 70 games for the Canaries.