Hooper scores five for Celtic

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hopes to keep Gary Hooper at Parkhead after the striker scored all five goals in the 5-0 demolition of Hearts on the final day of the season.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hopes to keep Gary Hooper at Parkhead after the striker scored all five goals in the 5-0 demolition of Hearts on the final day of the season.

Hooper also picked up the Golden Boot award after the game for finishing top scorer in the SPL with 29 goals.

The Parkhead boss said: "I think he is happy here but I'm sure there are people out there who will pay for his talent.

"He is a goalscorer, they are priceless but we want to keep him here and we will do our very best to do that.

"It was a tremendous individual performance and a great achievement.

"He is a special player. If you look at Nikica Jelavic (former Rangers striker) and what he has achieved since going to Everton there is no reason why Gary Hooper can't do that, in any division, whether that be in the Premier League, or in Spain or Italy.

"He scores big goals in big games, he has a good record against Rangers and he has scored in Europe.

"He is only 24 and has got the world at his feet so we would like to keep him."

 
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