FORMER Celtic striker Gary Hooper is expected to sign a one-year deal with Indian Super League giants Kerala Blasters. 

The 32-year-old spent last season at Wellington Phoenix and notched eight goals in 21 appearances for the A-League outfit. 

Hooper’s deal with the New Zealand-based outfit expired earlier this month and the striker had several options to return to the U.K.. 

However, reports in the sub-continent have confirmed that the ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City marksman has decided to continue his adventures abroad. 

Hooper, who banged in 82 goals in three years in Glasgow's east end, also attracted interest from Bengaluru and Chennaiyin - managed by Owen Coyle last term - but has opted for Kerala.