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 19 3 60
2 Aberdeen 18 5 57
3 Inverness CT 16 6 53
4 Dundee Utd 14 8 46
5 Hamilton 12 11 41
6 Dundee 10 8 39
7 St Johnstone 11 11 37
8 Kilmarnock 9 11 33
9 Partick 6 13 25
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