Has Gary Hooper dropped another hint about summer return to Celtic?

A general view inside Celtic Park is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United...

The former Celtic favourite is leaving Sheffield Wednesday.

Gary Hooper of Sheffield Wednesday reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday at Bet365 Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Gary Hooper's latest Instagram story is unlikely to suppress speculation linking the released Sheffield Wednesday striker with a return to Celtic.

Wednesday confirmed Hooper's departure shortly after his final game for the Owls against QPR last week and he has already been listed as a target for his former manager, Neil Lennon, at Celtic Park.

 

Two of Sheffield Wednesday's potential league rivals next season, Fulham and Aston Villa, have also been credited with interest in the 31-year-old.

But if his recent social media activity is anything to go by - having also retweeted a Celtic fan's plea for his return last week - it appears Hooper only has eyes for one club.

Hooper scored 82 goals in 138 games for Celtic - winning two Premiership titles and as many Scottish Cups during Lennon’s previous regime.

And while the goals continued to flow at Sheffield Wednesday, the Englishman spent much of his Owls career - including 15 of the last 17 months - sidelined through injury.

Neil Lennon, manager of Celtic, looks on from the dugout during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lennon was appointed Celtic's interim manager in February and it remains to be seen whether he will still be in charge next season after Sunday's Old Firm defeat against Rangers.

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