Soccer-Forward Hooper joins Norwich from Celtic (Reuters)

July 26 (Reuters) – Norwich City have signed forward Gary Hooper from Celtic on a three-year deal, the Premier League club said on Friday after pipping Championship side Queens Park Rangers for the player. The 25-year-old Englishman, who had looked poised to join QPR after manager Harry Redknapp said they were close to a deal, scored 19 league goals last season as Celtic won a 44th Scottish title. “I can’t wait to get down to work, to get training with the lads and working with the coaching staff,” Hooper, who scored 82 goals in 149 appearances for Celtic, said on the Norwich website (www. …

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