Celtic add Gary Hooper to growing squad


Celtic have completed their sixth signing of the summer after landing striker Gary Hooper from Scunthorpe United.

The 22-year-old frontman will join up with his new team-mates ahead of Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Braga in Portugal.

Hooper scored 43 goals in 80 league appearances for the Iron and had been interesting a host of Championship clubs.

"I don't know about playing but he will be in the squad," explained manager Neil Lennon ahead of the flight to Portugal.

"I was pleased to get him. He has been on our radar for quite a while.

"I think we have a good player on our hands, his record is very good.

"It's not just goals, he can play a little bit as well and there were a lot of clubs after his signature."

Efrain Juarez, Charlie Mulgrew, Cha Du-Ri, Joe Ledley and Daryl Murphy have all joined the Hoops during a summer of rebuilding at Parkhead.

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