Former Celtic striker Gary Hooper makes switch to UAE after failed Neil Lennon reunion

Former Celtic striker Gary Hooper has made yet another move in his nomadic career, this time heading for Dubai to join UAE Second Division side Gulf United. Hooper was recruited by Neil Lennon to play for Omonia Nicosia before the Irishman left the club in bizarre circumstances last year.

Now, Hooper will join up with ex-Newcastle star Steven Taylor in Dubai.

Hooper’s most prolific spell occurred when he scored 82 goals in 138 games for Celtic between 2010 and 2013 before leaving to sign for Norwich City, where he went on to make 34 appearances in the Premier League.

Hooper has an enviable record as a proven and prolific goal scorer having scored over 200 goals in some of the toughest leagues in the world, including scoring twice in the UEFA Champions League. In recent seasons, he has found himself in New Zealand, India and Cyprus.

He is the first and only player ever to have scored in the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, League Cup, Football League Trophy, FA Trophy, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Premier League.

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