By Mark Finlay
Neil Lennon the manager of Scottish side Glasgow Celtic has admitted that Gary Hooper may very well have played his last game for Celtic.
Having turned down a new contract at Parkhead Celtic know that they are better off selling the 25-year-old rather than to see him finish out his contract and leave for nothing.
Both Norwich and Queens Park Rangers have expressed interest in the former Scunthorpe man, with Lennon expecting bids to be made from both Premiership side.
“It will be difficult to convince Gary to stay,” said Lennon. “He has not featured much in pre-season and the games start in earnest for us on Wednesday night.
“So he’d have a bit of catching up to do and I don’t know where his mind is at the minute.
“Has he played his last game for Celtic? Never say never but it’s looking more and more that way.”
The Celtic boss is looking to add to his team following the loss of Victor Wanyama to Southampton, and thinks that he needs a few new signings if the club is to make it to the Champions League.
“I haven’t spoken to Peter Lawwell yet about bringing someone in but we need two or three players if we’re going to get back into the Champions League,” added Lennon.