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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers interested in former Celtic and Hibs striker

Madine’s replacement sorted?

2017 Scottish Premiership Hibernian v St Johnstone Nov 18th Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images

According to The Daily Mail, Bolton Wanderers and Greek side Panathinaikos are interested in free agent striker Anthony Stokes.

The article from The Daily Mail states:

“Anthony Stokes is a target for Championship side Bolton Wanderers and Panathinaikos.

The 29-year-old is a free agent after leaving Hibernian last month by mutual consent and also has interest from clubs in Italy, Turkey and China.

He is open to a move abroad after spending most of his career in Scotland but is interested in teaming up with Bolton boss Phil Parkinson at the Macron Stadium.

Stokes left Hibs after a fall-out with manager Neil Lennon and was accused of setting off a fire extinguisher while on a training camp in the Algarve over Christmas.”

The 29 year old Replublic of Ireland international began his career with Arsenal, and has had spells with Sunderland, Celtic FC, Hibernian and Blackburn Rovers.

Stokes has a pretty decent goalscoring record, with 150 goals in 384 career appearances.

This season, Stokes had scored 11 times in 21 games for Hibs prior to his release.

His record in The Championship isn’t as great though, with only four goals in 47 games.

Options are limited if Wanderers want to sign a like-for-like target man replacement for Gary Madine, with former target Michiel Kramer looking likely to sign for Belgian giants Anderlecht.

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