Celtic boss Lennon desperate to keep Southampton target Hooper

tribalfootball.com Updated July 8, 2012, 9:07 pm

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is desperate not to lose Gary Hooper.

Southampton are keen to bring the Englishman to the Premier League.

Lennon said: "He's a player I like and he's done really well here.

"We'd like to tie him down for a bit longer if we could.

"He's really enjoying it here and at just 24 he's still got plenty of progress in him.

"He knows he has a big season ahead of him in terms of Europe and the domestic scene and he wants a wee taste of that again.

"We met his reps at the end of May so I'd assume talks will continue in the next few weeks."

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1 Celtic 24 4 76
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4 Dundee Utd 15 12 49
5 St Johnstone 14 13 48
6 Dundee 11 10 44
7 Hamilton 12 14 43
8 Partick 10 15 38
9 Kilmarnock 10 15 38
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