By Danny Mills

5th Jul, 2021 | 8:00pm

Mills: Sheffield United clause may open the door for Celtic to sign Baldock

Sheffield United’s relegation from the Premier League could open the door for Celtic to sign George Baldock.

That is the view of ex-England and Premier League defender Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as the Hoops are reportedly prepared to spend big to land the defender.

The Daily Record reported on 27 June that new manager Ange Postecoglou has Baldock high on his list of full-back targets.

The Sheffield Star reported at the beginning of July they are prepared to pay between £5-8million for the 28-year-old.

Baldock has three years left to run on his Blades contract after penning an extension in December 2020.

And Mills has claimed their relegation last season could mean Celtic can offer him higher wages.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It depends on his contract at Sheffield United and whether Celtic can match that.

“With three years left, he’s signed it when they were in the Premier League and you would assume his wages will go down after they were relegated.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if Sheffield United had that clause in those contracts. They would always be concerned about going back down. It would make sense if those contracts went down if they got relegated.

“He might be looking for a wage increase and it’s if Celtic can offer that.”

Celtic are in desperate need of a right-back after selling Jeremie Frimpong to German side Bayer Leverkusen in January.

Jonjo Kenny arrived on loan from Everton to replace him but returned to Goodison Park after his temporary spell ended.

In other news, the winner has been named in Celtic’s race to sign a Premier League 28-year-old as terms are agreed.