Bhoys close in on Stokes
Celtic and Hibernian have agreed a fee for the transfer of Anthony Stokes, Sky Sports News understands.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 29/08/10 9:55pm
Celtic and Hibernian have agreed a fee for the transfer of Anthony Stokes to Parkhead, Sky Sports News understands.
Earlier in the week, Bhoys boss Neil Lennon revealed his admiration for the Republic of Ireland international and immediately set about landing his man.
Despite talks being at an advanced stage on Sunday, Stokes turned out in Hibernian's 1-0 defeat to St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League.
With a fee now having been agreed, Stokes is expected to hold talks with the Old Firm outfit on Monday and is thought to be keen on the move.
Stokes, who grabbed 23 goals last season, has made his name in the Scottish top flight, regularly scoring against the Old Firm during spells with Falkirk and Easter Road.
Hibs boss John Hughes reluctantly accepts the Buddies' defeat could well be Stokes' last for the club and he was disappointed the player could not make a greater impact on his farewell.
"I felt he was poor, but I can understand it with everything on his mind," said Hughes.
"Sometimes you play on emotions and if it was to be his last game I thought he might go out with a bang, but it didn't materialise."