Last night when Neil Lennon told BBC Radio Scotland that Norwich’s second offer for Gary Hooper was “not as high as £6m” and that despite reports, the club had not tabled a fresh contract offer to the player, you would be forgiven for thinking the entire transfer saga was a product of fantasy.
Neil also confirmed Gary’s contract offer from Celtic is due to expire on 1 February, when I understand the player’s current representation deal also expires.
None of this counts where it really matters. Gary continues to perform like a player on top of this game. St Mirren next, then he can start the countdown to Juventus. Put the Italians in their place and he will attract attention from more than a plucky green and gold tribute act.
A corner of Glasgow stood still today to bid farewell to Sean Fallon. Sean’s 19 grandchildren delivered touching bidding prayers while son Sean recounted many of the times and habits which shaped his father’s life. It was a fitting tribute to such a great life, marked by sincere and loving words from Sir Alex Ferguson.
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