Report: Sheffield Wednesday ready to make move for Celtic striker Anthony Stokes

The Irish international has fallen down the pecking order at Parkhead.

The Daily Mail are reporting today that Celtic striker Anthony Stokes is a target for Championship side Sheffield Wednesday this summer.

The Bhoys striker has struggled to make it into the Scottish champion’s first-team under new boss Ronny Deila and is set to be on his way out of the club.

He missed last night’s fixture with FK Qarabag in the Champions League and with Leigh Griffiths, Nadir Ciftci and Stefan Scepovic seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order the Republic of Ireland international is believed to be keen on an exit from Parkhead this summer.

Sheffield Wednesday are being reported as the team at the front of the queue to swoop for the player this summer.

Do Sheffield Wednesday need him?

The club currently have the likes of Stevie May, Caolan Lavery, Sergiu Bus and Atde Nuhiu who can play up top next season however Nuhiu is being linked with an exit, Bus has not settled yet – no thanks to injury – and May and Lavery are still young for the Championship.

So another striker could be useful. They are however already in the process of signing Lucas Joao from Nacional in Portugal, so Stokes’ arrival would surely indicate the departure of at least one Wednesday striker.

Should Celtic sell?

Not yet.

The Bhoys have brought in Cifcti but if Stokes left they would be a little short on striking options for the upcoming season.

One of Celtic’s major advantages over their other Scottish competitors is their strength in depth – giving that away would be a foolish endeavour.

But if Celtic do bring in another striker than Stokes should be allowed to make this move.

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