According to reports in The Sun, Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper is a January transfer window target for Premier League trio Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion, and Owls fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The Sun says that the £6m-rated centre-forward has caught the attentions of the top flight trio after scoring eight goals in 12 appearances in all competitions for the Championship outfit this season, including seven in his last seven and two in the 3-0 win against Leeds United at Hillsborough last time out.
Carlos Carvalhal’s men will be aiming for automatic promotion this term after losing out in the play-offs last year, but they are currently 12th in the standings with top goalscorer Hooper’s long-term future in doubt as his contract is due to run out in 2019.
Sheffield Wednesday supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour, and while some said they “wouldn’t take £16m” let alone £6m, others believe that the striker is “not irreplaceable”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Read 3 prem teams after hooper. Good luck with that one. We wanted 20m for FF and he's been in and out of side!!! #swfc
— Barx (@Barx_SB) October 11, 2017
Not surprised Premier League clubs are after Hooper.
In this market we shouldn't be accepting anything less than 12m. #swfc
— RocketOwl (@SWFC_Livenews) October 10, 2017
— 🦉 Aaron Hinton 🦉 (@hinster86) October 10, 2017
— David Turner (@dcturner71) October 10, 2017
I would take 6-8 million for a 29 year old with injury problems to be honest! Good player not irreplaceable! #swfc
— Daniel Sanders (@DanPeterSanders) October 10, 2017
With Chris wood going for 17million realistic price would be 10-12 million I think
— Paul Wake (@pawdecorators) October 10, 2017
Will be agent talk, expect him to sign a new deal shortly 🙄
— Michael Cunningham (@Cunners_SWFC) October 11, 2017
£6m 😂😂 I wouldn’t take £16m
— Chris Walters (@SWFC_Chris) October 10, 2017
Nothing article, West Brom and Brighton ‘could’ be looking for a new striker in January. And everyone knows Palace at desperate for goals. £20 million minimum.
— Chris Tymon (@Christymon) October 10, 2017
No chance hoopers going nowhere 👍🏼
— Kerry Lomas (@KLomas68) October 10, 2017