Newcastle line up move for Celtic star Hooper

Updated: October 13, 2011

Newcastle United are lining up a £5 million move for Celtic striker Gary Hooper.

According to reports in the Scottish Sun Alan Pardew has been tracking Hooper since the start of the season and is preparing to make a move for the former Scunthorpe United striker once the transfer window opens in the New Year.

Despite watching Demba Ba and Leon Best make an impressive start to the season Pardew is desperate to splash out on a new striker with Hooper is top of his list of potential targets.

The 23 year old has been one of the Neil Lennon’s most successful signing’s since taken over at Parkhead and has scored 24 goals in just 33 games since his move North of the border.

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