Should Leeds United move for Anthony Stokes?

Anthony Stokes celebrates after scoring the first goal for Hibernian

Released Celtic striker Anthony Stokes would be a good signing for Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

Anthony Stokes scores the first goal for Hibs

Anthony Stokes is a free agent at the moment, having recently been released by Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.

The Bhoys announced the decision on their offiical website on June 8, stating that Stokes is leaving the club.

The Republic of Ireland international striker is not short of options at the moment, as a number of clubs in England are interested in securing his services on a free transfer.

As recently reported by HITC Sport, Birmingham City, Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End, Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic all want Stokes in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United are also interested in the former Arsenal prospect, and they should follow it up by making an offer to Stokes.

Stokes may have been playing in Scotland since 2009, but he is a very good striker with a lot of experience.

The former Sunderland man is a free agent, which means that Leeds will not have to pay any transfer fee for him.

The Republic of Ireland international struggled to play regularly for Celtic during the first half of the 2015-16 campaign, but he recovered his form after joining Hibernian on loan in the January transfer window.

Stokes was a key player in Hibernian’s Scottish Cup triumph, and he will bring with him a winning mentality.

Chris Wood is Leeds’s main striker at the moment, and the West Yorkshire outfit need another player with proven goalscoring ability to compete for a top-six finish in the Championship next season.

Lee Erwin did not impress much in his 11 Championship appearances for Leeds during the 2015-16 campaign, while Souleymane Doukara, who can play as a striker or as a winger, is not consistent or good enough.

Stokes, who can also play out wide, scored 77 goals in 192 appearances for Glasgow giants Celtic.

Leeds are aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship next season, and signing Stokes is certainly going to enhance Garry Monk’s side's chances of achieving that feat.

Anthony Stokes celebrates after scoring the first goal for Hibernian

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