Danny Mills has backed Celtic as they look to complete the sale of Odsonne Edouard early in the transfer window.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender claimed selling the striker could free up funds for the new manager to begin a rebuild as early as possible.
Football Insider revealed yesterday (June 8) Edouard has told friends he is quitting Celtic to reunite with Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City.
The striker is expected to complete a move to the King Power Stadium shortly after agreeing personal terms.
He rejected multiple new contract offers from Celtic and has made it clear he wants to move on after four years at the club.
The Frenchman scored 22 goals and provided six assists in 40 appearances this season but his performances were not at the level of the previous campaign.
“It’s more important for Celtic to get it done early because then you can talk about who they can bring in off the back of it,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Who do you bring in? What money is available? All those sorts of things in terms of replacements.
“That’s when it becomes important.”
Celtic have now been managerless for over 100 days after Neil Lennon resigned his position since the end of February.
Football Insider revealed on June 3 that they are free to appoint Ange Postecoglou after agreeing compensation with his club Yokohama F. Marinos.
The 55-year-old has been in charge of the Japanese outfit for the last four years but his only experience in Europe was at Greek third-tier club Panachaiki in 2008.