Report: Cardiff City interested in January move for Celtic’s Anthony Stokes

Cardiff City are keen on signing Anthony Stokes of Celtic.

Anthony Stokes has played just two games for Celtic this season, and a report in the Daily Record claims that Cardiff could offer him a way out of his Parkhead exile.

Cast out of the first-team squad by head coach Ronny Deila, Stokes played 16 minutes of Celtic’s opening Champions League qualifier back in July, before starting and completing a league game against Dundee United in August.

He has not played since then, and has been left out of every Premiership matchday squad for the last five games. He was named on the bench against Ajax, but his career looks as if it will like away from Parkhead whilst Deila remains in charge of the Scottish giants.

This has led to rumours suggesting he could be on his way out of the club in January, and the report claims that Championship side Cardiff City are readying a move for the forward.

It is stated that the Bluebirds could secure Stokes for a fee of roughly £750,000, with Russell Slade keen to add more firepower to his squad in the January transfer window.

The report indicates that Slade held an interest in Stokes last January as well, but was forced to end a potential deal due to the asking price Celtic set on his head back then.

However, they are now ready to sanction his sale, and Stokes could find himself back in English football in January for the first time since the summer of 2009.

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