Would Scunthorpe United have gained as much as £1m if Gary Hooper had moved from Celtic yesterday?
Scunthorpe United have missed out on an estimated £1 million windfall through ex-striker Gary Hooper staying at Celtic after all - despite interest from Premier clubs Norwich and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Iron have a sell-on clause on the striker, meaning they would have been well rewarded if he moved.
But the January Transfer Window closed yesterday without the prolific marksman returning south of the border.
Bids were made but none that matched up the Celtic's reported £10 million valuation.
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Twitter has been buzzing with Hooper tweets for weeks, and many are still being posted - despite him staying put in Scotland.
Former professional player Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) - now a high-profile TV pundit - Tweeted: "Staying at @Celtic @hoop588 desperate 2play in knock out stages of champs league, deciding factor that keeps him at Celtic - good decision?"
In December, the Scunthorpe Telegraph revealed that the Iron had been handed a £250,000 cash windfall as a result of a clause in the deal which took Hooper to Celtic two years earlier.
The money comes as a result of the Bhoys' progression beyond the group stages of the Champions League.