Why signing Gary Hooper permanently could be Wednesday’s best transfer business

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Sheffield Wednesday are looking to sign Gary Hooper on a permanent deal.

According to a recent report in the Easter Daily Press, Sheffield Wednesday have made signing Gary Hooper on a permanent deal their number one transfer target this month.

The 27-year-old is currently on loan at Wednesday from Premier League side Norwich City, joining the club in October to much optimism from the club’s supporters.

Hooper endured a difficult opening period at the club, struggling to break into the first- eam ahead of fellow forwards Lucas Joao and Atdhe Nuhui and looking rather unfit.

While most may have started to give up on him, Hooper showed exactly what he’s all about over the festive period as he contributed with four goals and two assists in his last five matches.

Hooper has an abundance of ability, and his experience with Celtic in terms of winning trophies and finishing top of the pile will certainly help the Owls in their quest for promotion.

Carlos Carvahal’s men look solid in defence, energetic and creative in midfield and a real goalscoring presence upfront could ultimately be the difference between promotion or not.

Norwich are seemingly happy for Hooper to leave the club permanently, and should Wednesday strike a deal with the Canaries, then that could be their best piece of transfer business this month.

With Jack Hunt, Barry Bannan and Sam Hutchinson signing new deals at the club, the immediate future is beginning to look very bright for the Yorkshire outfit.

Add Hooper into the mix, and Wednesday will have the basis of a promotion-winning squad – one which should they miss out this season, will certainly be among the favourites the ensuing campaign.

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