The Hoops boss has described the 24-year old goalscorer as â€˜world classâ€™ recently and admits he wants to secure his services after consistently producing fine performances since his 2010 move from Scunthorpe United.
"We're hoping to talk to his agent soon about a new deal but he's probably just put Â£25,000 a week on his wage," Lennond told the Daily Record regarding Hooper who scored Celticâ€™s opening goal in their 3-2 Champions League win over Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night.
"I'm just delighted for him because he's a great kid who has been a huge player for me. Long may it continue.
"We want to give him a new contract and we're hoping to get that finalised soon."