By Danny Mills

27th Jul, 2021 | 8:00pm

Mills: Celtic tipped to launch signing spree after Ajer update

Danny Mills has suggested Celtic may launch a spending spree after they completed the sale of Kristoffer Ajer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England full-back claimed “Ange Postecoglou will be delighted” the defender’s move to Brentford has been finalised.

The Premier League new boys announced last Wednesday (21 July) that Ajer had signed a five-year deal with the club after making the switch.

Football insider learned the same day the Hoops had agreed an initial £13million fee for the Norway international plus over £4million of add-ons.

The transfer leaves Celtic short in defence with young pair Stephen Welsh and Dane Murray ending last week’s Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland in the heart of the backline.

Postecoglou told Sky Sports on 23 July he has been left frustrated by the club’s slow transfer window.

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Asked whether the funds generated from Ajer’s sale could help speed up the process, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “They would hope so, that’s for sure.

“They’re not a club awash with cash like they used to be. Clearly, they were having to get some out before they get some in.

“Now they’ve got the one player out and freed up a little bit of cash maybe that can move things forward with other targets that they’re looking at.

“Postecoglou will be delighted that there is finally a little bit of movement. Often, it’s getting that first one done then everything else starts to fall into place.”

Celtic have added Liel Abada, Carl Starfelt and Kyogo Furuhashi for seven-figure fees this summer.

Abada made a goalscoring debut last week against Midtjylland but Furuhashi and Starfelt are yet to feature because of coronavirus restrictions.

In other news, Celtic have been told to swoop for a Spurs player they wanted last year after confirmed news.