Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to turn Gary Hooper’s loan move from Norwich City into a permanent deal. Sky Sports understand that Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal will try to sign the striker on a full-time contract this month.
The 27-year-old has recently enjoyed a run in the team and has impressed management and supporters. His loan move at Hillsborough is due to expire in six days’ time so Sheffield Wednesday are understandably keen to sign their number one target on a longer-term basis.
It would seem likely that Norwich would be prepared to part company with Hooper, especially as he has struggled for first-team football at Carrow Road in recent seasons. He has barely featured since the Canaries were promoted back into the Premier League but he is clearly a proven goalscorer at Championship level. The last two seasons he played at this level with Norwich he has scored 31 goals.
Although he has only scored twice since penning his loan move, he has certainly played a big role for Wednesday in terms of his work-rate. Hooper has generally scored goals whenever he has gone through his career, starting with his early days at Grays Athletic. He came more into attention from most during his time with Scunthorpe United, leading to Scottish giants Celtic signing him for £2.4million. Four major honours in Scotland followed before returning to England with Norwich.