Fulham must now decide whether to renew their interest – and see if the Canaries are willing to let him leave – next week, when Football League clubs are able to make loan signings again.
It looked likely that Hooper would be heading to Sheffield Wednesday but the ex-Celtic player turned down the chance to join the Championship side on a season-long loan because Wednesday refused to give him a VIP box for his family to watch him play.
Wednesday agreed to pay Hooper’s wages in full, in excess of £35,000 a week, plus a £500,000 loan fee to Norwich, but Hooper backed out of the deal, as The Owls refused to gift him a VIP box, worth around £30,000 a year, according to reports in the local Sheffield newspaper.
Without the use of a VIP box for Hooper’s family and friends on matchdays, the striker decided against the move and will now stay at Carrow Road, unless something is sorted with Fulham.
With Sheffield Wednesday able to offer such a package, it really is a message to Celtic to look elsewhere for players, especially strikers. England is a mad-house.
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