Report: Celtic’s Anthony Stokes wants Hibernian move

Inverness Caledonian Thistle-linked Anthony Stokes reportedly wants to leave Celtic for Hibernian in the January transfer window.

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes wants to join Hibernian on loan in the January transfer window, according to The Scottish Sun.

It has been reported that the Republic of Ireland international is excited by the prospect of working with Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs during the second half of the season.

“Informal talks between the clubs have taken place with Stokes likely to make a final decision this week,” added the report in The Scottish Sun.

Interested clubs

HITC Sport reported earlier this month that Championship side Leeds United are interested in the former Sunderland striker.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes recently told BBC Sport that he wants to sign the Celtic man on loan until the end of the season.

Celtic struggles

Stokes is struggling for playing time at Celtic at the moment and is unlikely to feature in too many games for the Scottish Premiership giants during the second half of the season.

The 27-year-old striker has been on the books of the Bhoys since 2010 and has a contract until June 2017.

It is clear that the 27-year-old does not have a future at Celtic, and perhaps it would be best for him if he joins another club on loan until the end of the season.

Promotion challenge

Hibernian are aiming to win promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.

The Edinburgh-based club are third in the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 44 points from 19 matches, just three points leaders Rangers.

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