Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton doesn’t believe that breaking the wage structure to sign top stars would unsettle other players in the squad.
Writing in his column for the Daily Record, Sutton believes that the Hoops need to sign a top striker and centre back, and that money should be no object in allowing Brendan Rodgers to make the changes he requires to the squad.
He said: “It still needs an injection of quality, a couple of top-class signings to lift the entire group.
“For that to happen, the wage structure won’t have to be broken … it will have to be taken apart and smashed to pieces. That, I’ve been told, is not a popular stance.
“They tell me it could cause ripples within the squad, with other players getting agitated that others sitting next to them are earning more money. Frankly, that’s utter garbage.”
Rodgers is said to be interested in signing Aston Villa’s Scott Sinclair but it is believed that the Bhoys have had an initial bid rejected by the Championship side.
They are also said to be in the running for signing Liverpool’s Joe Allen but the Premier League club’s asking price of £10million and the wages demanded by the Welsh international could prove to be a stumbling block.
Liverpool’s Andre Wisdom is another player who has been linked with a move to Celtic Park in recent weeks.