According to the Daily Mail, former SPFL striker Anthony Stokes is closing in on a move to Turkey. They claim that former Hibs, Celtic and Falkirk striker Stokes is set for a move to Adana Demirspor.

He’ll have a medical on Tuesday with a view to signing a two-year deal with the ambitious Turkish outfit. The Mail also claim Stokes has turned down offers from Salford City and Bolton to make the move.

Stokes is set for Demirspor it seems. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Irishman was last seen playing for Tractor in Iran. He scored 13 goals in 24 appearances for them.

SPFL clubs would no doubt love to have Demirspor-bound Stokes

Stokes first arrived on Scottish shores when he moved on loan to Falkirk from Premier League side Arsenal. He scored an incredible 14 in 16 Falkirk appearances.

This earned him a move to Sunderland. Again this move failed to ignite Stokes’ undoubted potential and Hibs snapped him up in 2009. Celtic bought the Irishman the following year after he scored 24 goals in 48 games for the Hibees.

Stokes during his first Hibs stint. (Photo by Wattie Cheung/Getty Images)

He linked back up with Hibs in 2016. Stokes played a key part in Hibs’ Scottish Cup run, netting in the final as the Easter Road side ended their 114-year wait for Scottish Cup success.

SPFL clubs would no doubt love to have such a talented goalscorer like Stokes. Whilst never possessing the best footballing ability, Stokes knows where to be at the right time in front of goal. His 102 Premiership goals in 209 appearances prove that.

There are many teams in Scotland who would love to have the prolific forward. For now though, it seems like his next transfer is a bizarre one to Turkey.

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