Ex-Celtic striker Andy Walker reckons his former club and Rangers could be forced to sell star assets Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Kent amid ongoing coronavirus uncertainty.

The two clubs face six months without supporters inside the stadiums through a second wave of Covid-19 and the cancellation of test events of fans watching from within the grounds.

This has sparked fears among various clubs around the country and further afield of financial difficulties moving forward, with smaller clubs fearing the worst. But Walker insists Glasgow's big two are not immune from the chaos and supporters of both sides should not be surprised if they are forced into selling their main men in order to keep themselves in the black as coronavirus continues to hurt businesses and football clubs.

"At the start of the season, I highlighted the distinct possibility that no crowds were likely to be allowed back to see their team before Christmas," he told Sky Sports

"Given the extremely serious impact it will have on all SPFL clubs financially, no one should be surprised if any of our clubs resort to selling players to stem the tide. And that includes Celtic and Rangers who can call upon 40,000 - 50,000 season-ticket holders.

"There's not a single fan of either club prepared to contemplate star players like Odsonne Edouard or Ryan Kent leaving while the opportunity of either being part of a side that clinches 10-in-a-row or denies their bitter rivals that honour being just a few months away.

"But given the current uncertain and unstable financial world both operate in, who could really be shocked if either or both are sold to compensate for alarming losses?

"He [Edouard] is an outstanding talent, capable of playing for a top-six club in the Premier League and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Celtic took money for him now given how much cash they are burning every month with very little coming in.

"Sadly, that looks more and more like the new reality and maybe even further into next year if this unpredictable virus gets even more out of control."