Celtic agree £1.2m fee with Hibernian to sign striker Anthony Stokes - report

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Hibernian have agreed a £1.2 million fee with Celtic for striker Anthony Stokes, according to Sky Sports News.

Neil Lennon admitted he was keen to bring the former Sunderland man to Celtic Park earlier this week and could be getting his man by Monday.

Stokes, who scored 23 goals last season, turned out during Hib's 1-0 defeat to St Mirren on Sunday and his manager John Hughes believed the unfolding transfer affected the stikers' performance.

"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."

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