Striker fancies a summer return to the Lane.
Striker Gary Hooper has told Celtic that he will not be signing a new contract with the Scottish Premier League champions and that he instead he wants to move to Tottenham Hotspur at the end of this season, says the Metro.
The England front man was the subject of heavy interest during last month’s January transfer window, with the likes of Premier League giants Liverpool and Newcastle United both joining Tottenham in the race to land the one-time Scunthorpe United forward.
However, the Hoops told Hooper that if he remained at Celtic Park until the summer, he would then be allowed to make a move south of the border, and the 25-year-old has now told Celtic manager Neil Lennon that he will not be signing a new deal at the club as he wishes to re-join Spurs.
Hooper, who has scored an impressive 23 goals in only 35 matches for the Scottish giants this campaign, started out his career as a youth-team player at White Hart Lane, but never actually made the grade there as a player.
And, with Celtic asking for just £10 million to secure the player’s signature this summer, it looks like he could be returning to the Lane.