Scunthorpe chairman Wharton: Celtic’s Hooper best deal I’ve ever struck

Scunthorpe United chairman Steve Wharton says Gary Hooper is the best piece of business he has ever done.

Scunthorpe United chairman Steve Wharton says Gary Hooper is the best piece of business he has ever done.

The English club signed the 25-year old striker from Southend for £150,000 in 2008 before selling him to Celtic for £2.4million in 2010 and are due a windfall if Hooper happens to leave for a Premier League club this summer.

“We spent about £150,000 on Gary and that has to be the best deal I ever struck when I was Scunthorpe chairman,” said Wharton.

“With him doing well at Celtic, he has been financially the best player for us. I have no idea how much Gary is worth in today’s market, but I hope if he does move from Celtic then he goes for a lot of money.

“I would think there would be something in it for Scunthorpe if he goes, wouldn’t you?

“But our agreement with Celtic had a confidentiality clause, so I can’t discuss it.”

 
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