Celtic sign striker Stokes
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Republic of Ireland striker Anthony Stokes has joined Celtic from Hibernian for an undisclosed fee.

Stokes has agreed a four-year contract and becomes Celtic manager Neil Lennon's 11th signing since he took permanent charge at Parkhead during the close-season.

The 22-year-old, who has won three caps for his country, was top scorer for Hibs last season with 23 goals.

Stokes began his career with Arsenal before a successful loan spell in Scotland with Falkirk in the 2006-07 season.

He joined Sunderland in 2007 but failed to make an impact at the Stadium of Light and was loaned out to Sheffield United and Crystal Palace before joining Hibs last year.

"Celtic Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Anthony Stokes from Hibernian," said a club statement.