Celtic hero Gary Hooper has finally found a new club after returning from Dubai over the summer.

The former Hoops and Sheffield Wednesday man has signed a deal with English non-league outfit Barnet just weeks after featuring for a Celtic Masters side in Glasgow.

After that appearance, Hooper made it clear that he was keen to find a new permanent club and Barnet have decided to splash out.

Hooper was a huge hit during his time at Celtic between 2010 and 2013, netting 63 goals in 95 appearances.

He subsequently moved to Norwich City and Sheffield Wednesday where he was also a hit in the English Championship.

A Barnet statement read: "Barnet FC is delighted to announce that former Celtic and Norwich City forward Gary Hooper is set to join The Bees.

"The deal is subject to international clearance and more details will be announced in the coming days."

Meanwhile, Lazio head coach Maurizio Sarri has described Celtic as the “dark horse” of their Champions League group as he warned that Brendan Rodgers’ side would provide the most intense challenge.

Lazio started their campaign with a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid while Celtic lost 2-0 to Feyenoord.

But Sarri felt Celtic deserved more from their performance in Rotterdam before having two men sent off and he dismissed a predictable question from the Italian media about whether he expected a physical encounter in Scotland.

Speaking at a Celtic Park media conference, the former Chelsea manager said: “Celtic are the least physical team in the group, they are a technical side and play with great intensity. If you mean the most intense physical game then yes, but not in the other sense.

“I think Celtic can be the dark horse of this group. Celtic are a very dangerous side, they play with great intensity, speed and movement. I was surprised at how technically well they play.”