Canaries in double striker swoop

Date: 30th January 2013 at 1:00 pm
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becchio.jpgGary Hooper’s future has been discussed endlessly in the Football Transfer Tavern, and with the end of the transfer window fast approaching Charlie Wyett of The Sun reckons he knows where the Celtic forward is set to end up.

It is understood that Hooper is set to be one of two strikers on his way to Carrow Road, with news emerging that Norwich City are confident of tying up a deal for the Celtic striker and Leeds United forward Luciano Becchio before tomorrow evenings deadline.

Norwich boss Chris Hughton has already seen a £5 million bid for Hooper dismissed, although a third bid nearer Celtic’s valuation of the forward is likely to be accepted.

The Bhoys are likely to sell their top striker for £8m, despite them being desperate to hold on to their man for their Champions League knockout tie with Juventus next month.

Meanwhile, 29-year-old Becchio is set to make the move to the Premier League for a fee believed to be in the region of £3m.

The Argentine has been in fantastic form for Leeds this season, scoring 19 goals so far for the Elland Road-based club. He has handed in a transfer request however, and seemed set for a switch to Turkey until the Canaries made their enquiry.

The deal is likely to see Norwich forward Steve Morison go the other way, with Leeds remarkably having to pay around £1m for the 29-year-old Welsh international’s services plus Becchio.

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0 thoughts on “Canaries in double striker swoop

  • jason
    3 years ago

    There is no chance Hoop’s will leave this transfer window for Norwich…This is a smoke scene to Norwich fans that they are trying to buy players.He will be off in the summer..First reason last 16 of Champions league..League winners medal and Scottish cup medal to play for.2nd reason Norwich are not a certainty to stay up.3rd if he continues to bang the goals in and plays well in The remainder of the Champions league games…so far 4 goals in 9 games then no disrespect to Norwich bigger teams will come in for him…

  • P Russ
    3 years ago

    £1m PLUS Becchio for a player Norwich don’t want – have I got that wrong??!!!

    No-way in a million years is than gonna happen – more like £1-3m PLUS MORRISON!!!

  • Pete
    3 years ago

    think you should check your sources mate! and your numbers!

  • Paul Paget
    3 years ago

    Sorry for your misinformation it Leeds who are to receive 3 million plus Morrison