Hooper completes Celtic move
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that striker Gary Hooper has completed his move from Scunthorpe and will join the squad for the UEFA Champions League tie against Braga.
The 22-year-old is due to arrive at Glasgow airport this morning to meet up with his new team mates before they fly to Portugal. Hooper is the sixth summer signing of Celtic's new manager Neil Lennon.
Mexico midfielder Efrain Juarez, who completed his move to the Parkhead club on Monday, was part of the Celtic travelling party as was other new boys Charlie Mulgrew, Cha Du-Ri, Joe Ledley and Daryl Murphy. Star winger Aiden McGeady, who missed the pre-season trip to North America and Saturday's friendly against Lincoln due to a thigh injury, will also travel.
Lennon added: "We've got so many good attacking options and McGeady is fit, which is a bonus."
On arriving at Glasgow airport, Hooper looked forward to his first trip abroad to play football and meeting up with his new team mates. He said: "I'm a little bit nervous, it's the first time I've travelled abroad for a game. But I am looking forward to it and ready to meet my team mates.
"Celtic is a massive club and when I knew they were interested they were the only club I wanted to come to. I signed yesterday and had a medical last night which finished about eight o'clock. I had to sign a few papers this morning and fax them but that's it done."
Lennon also confirmed that negotiations were continuing with Israel international Biram Kayal and the Hoops boss is still hoping to hold talks with England keeper David James, who had to cancel his proposed trip to Parkhead on Monday due to family reasons.