Tottenham are widely tipped to dip into the transfer market and make an offer for Celtic’s highly rated striker Gary Hooper this month. The forward was at Spurs as a youth player but since leaving the club at the age of 14, his career has taken a long and varied route.
Hooper was at Grays before making his way into league football but after a slow start to his professional career, he started to average a goal a game at Scunthorpe. He moved on to Celtic in 2010 and at present, Hooper has an impressive 71 goals in 116 games.
Of course, not everyone can make the transition from the SPL to the Premiership successfully but for every ten Ally McCoists, there may just be a Nikica Jelavic or even a Steve Archibald.
With a reported fee of £10m, reports suggest that Hooper may even be AVB’s number one man but is he worth what must be seen as a gamble?