The former Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper appears to be on the move again.

Hooper left Wednesday at the end of his contract last year and later joined Wellington Phoenix.

But his one-year deal with the A-League side based in New Zealand has now expired and, according to the Indian outlet, The Bridge, the 32-year-old has agreed to continue his career at Kerala Blasters.

The Bridge adds that Hooper, whose move has yet to be confirmed, will sign a 12-month contract with the Indian Super League side, where he will replace the former Paris Saint-Germain and Middlesbrough striker, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

The once-£3million Wednesday recruit is also said to have had interest from two of the Blasters’ domestic rivals, as well as clubs from outside of India.

Hooper scored or assisted 43 goals in 89 games for the Owls, who currently employ only one specialist striker in Jordan Rhodes.

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Rhodes in action for Wednesday. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, the Wednesday manager Garry Monk is keen to strengthen in Hooper’s position, although there is no suggestion that the former Celtic player was ever under consideration for a Hillsborough return.

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