Chris Sutton has urged Celtic to go and bring in Steven Fletcher as he'd be a 'near-perfect' replacement for Odsonne Edouard.

The Scotland cap is available on a free transfer after rejecting a new deal at Sheffield Wednesday and Neil Lennon has admitted he would expect clubs to be in for the player who has enjoyed spells at Hibs, Sunderland and Wolves among others.

It is believed Celts have approached Fletcher with a move potentially on the cards. And ex-Hoops striker Sutton believes Fletcher on a freebie would be a better option for his old side than spending big sums on Ivan Toney or Albian Ajeti.

"I think it's a good option, from his early days at Hibs I think he's really developed where he may have been a bit raw then, but he has an eye for goal," Sutton told Daily Record's podcast. "What I like about him is that he's one of those, he'll nick goals, but he's such a good team player. Such a good focal point, such a good link-man. And he's very slick, he's so tidy holding the ball in. He's got good awareness of what's in and around him.

"And at 33, I know he looks after himself, conditions himself very well, he's at the gym a couple times a week. He knows what it takes, he's a good pro. He knows he's not going to play week in, week out because Odsonne Edouard is the main man. But if you want to give Edouard a rest at times, then he's a near-perfect replacement.

"When you actually think about talk of Ivan Toney and Barry Fry saying, 'You've got to give us £10-11million'.. come on."