Chris Sutton has told the Daily Record podcast that Steven Fletcher is the “near-perfect replacement” for Odsonne Edouard at Celtic, if the Frenchman is in need of a rest or is unavailable to play.
Fletcher, 33, is a free agent after his contract at Sheffield Wednesday expired this summer. His contract was not renewed despite the 33-time Scotland international netting an impressive 13 goals in 27 Championship outings.
Celtic are after a striker as Neil Lennon looks to bring in cover for Edouard, alongside Patryk Klimala. Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo are being linked with the exit door, while Albian Ajeti and Ivan Toney have been linked.
But the Record have now claimed that Celtic have initiated early talks with Fletcher’s agents over a free move to Parkhead in the coming weeks – and Sutton reckons that Fletcher is the ideal signing for Celtic.