Celtic's Hooper: I want to play in the Premier League and for Barcelona

The 24-year-old striker has set his sights high, targeting moves to a top English club before moving to the Catalan giants later in his career
Celtic striker Gary Hooper has reiterated his desire to play in the Premier League and represent England at international level, and also admitted that he harbours aspirations of one day turning out for Barcelona.

Hooper enjoyed a fruitful season for the Scottish champions, notching 24 times for as they picked up the league title.

As a result, the 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move south of the border, with newly-promoted Southampton mooted as a possible destination.

But Hooper set his sights far higher than the Saints.

"One day Premier League. One day England. And then one day, Barcelona. That is the aim for me," he told the Scottish Sun.

"We are seeing where these contract talks go but as far as I am concerned I have two years left at Celtic."

The Essex-born forward did admit that he is enjoying life at the club and is looking forward to pitting his wits against Europe's giants next season.

"There's no rush as I am happy at Celtic," Hooper continued.

"We have the Champions League next season which I am looking forward to.

"We have the qualifiers to come and at the moment I am looking to my two years at Celtic."