Paul Robinson has tipped Celtic to reinvest the money raised from the sale of Patryk Klimala into the first team squad this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper said the next manager of the club needs to be backed with funds in the transfer market.
The Hoops confirmed on Thursday that Klimala had joined New York Red Bulls on a permanent basis.
Patryk Klimala has joined @NewYorkRedBulls on a permanent basis.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 22, 2021
The Glasgow Times claim the club have recouped the full £3.5million they paid to sign the Poland Under-21 international in January 2020.
Robinson expects the seven-figure sum to be put into the transfer kitty for the upcoming window.
“I expect that money to go straight back into the pot for next season,” he told Football Insider.
“They need to rebuild this summer and recruitment will be key. They need to build on what they have got.
“The incoming manager needs to be supported and backed by the board.
“Celtic need to take this opportunity to reinvest so yes, I would like to think that the money raised from Klimala’s sale will go straight back into the transfer kitty.”
Klimala struggled to settle at Parkhead and was afforded very little game time by previous permanent manager Neil Lennon and current caretaker boss John Kennedy.
He contributed three goals and one assist in 28 appearances for the Hoops, having been used predominantly as a substitute.