Hooper set to join Hoops

Gary Hooper arrived at Celtic Park today to finalise his transfer from Scunthorpe.

The 22-year-old striker, who has scored 50 goals in two seasons for the Iron, looks set to complete a move worth around £2m.

Hooper left Parkhead to undergo a medical and will sign for the club this afternoon barring complications.

The forward could come into contention for the first leg of Celtic’s Champions League third qualifying round clash against Sporting Braga on Wednesday.

Celtic are able to add one player to their Champions League squad for the match in Portugal up to 24 hours before kick-off.

The club finally completed the signing of Efrain Juarez this morning but the Mexico international had already been registered with UEFA.

Juarez, who has signed a four-year deal, will be officially unveiled this afternoon at a Celtic Park press conference.

The 22-year-old, who starred for his country at the World Cup, joins Charlie Mulgrew, Cha Du-Ri, Joe Ledley and Daryl Murphy in signing for Neil Lennon’s new-look Celtic this summer.

Lennon has confirmed that Celtic are also close to a deal to bring Israel and Maccabi Haifa midfielder Biram Kayal to Parkhead.

England goalkeeper David James is now not expected in Glasgow for talks until later in the week.

More on this topic

Pompey forced into Lawrence rethinkPompey forced into Lawrence rethink

Lazio cool over Santa Cruz

Van der Vaart enraptured by Spurs switch

Hammers see Jacobsen deal approvedHammers see Jacobsen deal approved

More in this Section

Tottenham sell Christian Eriksen to Inter MilanTottenham sell Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan

Debut for Doris as O’Mahony misses out in Andy Farrell's first Ireland teamDebut for Doris as O’Mahony misses out in Andy Farrell's first Ireland team

Reading apologise to Cardiff supporters over discriminatory abuse announcementReading apologise to Cardiff supporters over discriminatory abuse announcement

Controversial ex-Australia international Israel Folau signs for Rugby League sideControversial ex-Australia international Israel Folau signs for Rugby League side


Lifestyle

That may say more about how the media treats flaws and beauty than it says about Alicia Keys herself, but nevertheless, it was refreshing at the time to see someone say no to the Hollywood expectations of beauty.The Skin Nerd: Unlocking Alicia Keys’ secrets to gorgeous skin

From Audrey Hepburn wearing a strapless ballerina gown, to Angelina Jolie in a suit, the red carpet rarely disappoints.13 of the biggest fashion moments in Bafta history

You might not be able to dictate when you menstruate, but you might be able to help alleviate some of the symptoms.Can you ‘biohack’ your period?

The American actor never fails to impress with her fashion choices.Blake Lively’s 7 best red carpet moments

More From The Irish Examiner