Stokes to sign for Bhoys

Fee set for striker sale

Stokes: On his way to Parkhead

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Sky Sports News understands Celtic have agreed a fee with SPL rivals Hibernian for Anthony Stokes.

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It is understood that the Hoops are to part with around £1.2million in order to bring the 22-year-old striker on board.

Hibs are prepared to part with the promising frontman as it has become clear that he has set his heart on a switch to Parkhead.

Once Celtic's interest became apparent, Stokes' head was turned and it was always going to be difficult to dissuade him against joining the Glasgow giants.

The former Arsenal trainee is now poised to complete a move before Tuesday's transfer deadline.


Celtic will become the sixth side Stokes has turned out for in his relatively short career, with the youngster having failed to settle anywhere as yet.

He took in a loan spell at Falkirk during his time with Arsenal, which helped to bring him to the attention of Sunderland.

He struggled in the North East, though, and was farmed out to Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.

Hibernian swooped for his services in August 2009 and he bagged 23 goals in 43 appearances for the club last term.

He is already up and running in 2010/11, but appears to have notched for the last time as a Hibs player.