I’ve just come home from filming ‘3 Up Front’ on Mustard TV to find that the Daily Mirror are reporting that Norwich City are ready to use Gary Hooper as bait to sign Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths.
God’s teeth, please no.
I’m hoping that this is a desperate red top story with no substance, it has to be doesn’t it!?
Griffiths scored 20 goals in 42 appearances for the Scottish champions last season and the 25-year-old striker has already had a chance in England at Wolves where he scored 13 goals in 31 appearances and was best described as being ‘bang average.’
If we are to be using Gary Hooper as bait for anybody, it should Celtic’s Dutch centre back, Virgil van Dijk not the likes of Griffiths.
What a week it’s been, we go from losing out on Mattia Destro, then being knocked back for Benik Afobe before a link to Leigh Griffiths that just about sums up the transfer window so far.
Don’t panic yet though, I cannot see this happening. If we’re going to let Hooper go then he needs to be replaced by somebody who is better and that my friends, is not Leigh Griffiths – never mind his ridiculous haircut in that picture…