CELTIC fan Darren Fletcher will be up for grabs in the summer when he is released by Championship outfit Stoke City.

The 35-year-old former Scotland and Manchester United midfielder joined the Potteries outfit from West Brom in June 2017, but will leave at the end of the season.

Fletcher, who has never hidden his admiration of the Hoops, played 42 times for the club, but couldn’t prevent their slide out of the top flight at the end of the previous campaign.

Ex-Parkhead boss Ronny Deila was interested in the anchorman in January 2015 when he was coming to the end of his Old Trafford contract. Valencia and West Ham were also reported to be monitoring his situation, but it was the Hawthorns club who snapped him up.

Stoke have also freed another ex-Scotland international midfielder in Charlie Adam, who played 170 times for the club, scoring 21 goals in a seven-year spell since signing from Liverpool in August 2012.

The 32-year-old playmaker, who was taken to Anfield in 2011 by Hoops legend Kenny Dalglish from Blackpool, confirmed the news on his Twitter account, adding that he was exploring “a number of opportunities”.

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