CELTIC legend Chris Sutton has urged his former side to re-sign Stuart Armstrong following the announcement of his departure from Southampton.

Scotland international Armstrong is set to leave St Mary's at the end of his contract, ending his six-year association with the club.

The 32 year old is now free to talk to clubs and has been linked with a move to Fulham and Italian side Fiorentina.

However, Sutton believes a move for the former Celtic midfielder would be a good idea for Brendan Rodgers' side.

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He wrote in the Daily Record: "Armstrong is a free agent and that could balance out some of the issues over wages.

"But he is another one who won’t be short of offers this summer. He has been a very good player for Southampton.

"I’d expect a queue of clubs at the top end of the Championship who would love to have him on board.

Stuart Armstrong was in attendance at Wembley for the playoff final win over LeedsStuart Armstrong was in attendance at Wembley for the playoff final win over Leeds (Image: PA)

"Armstrong might be 32 years old now, but he looks after himself and has plenty left in the tank.

"He would be a very good signing for Celtic, perhaps one that could fill the void left by Aaron Mooy last year.

"I’ve said before that we shouldn’t assume Matt O’Riley is going, but Celtic will still need another attacking midfielder."

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Stuart Armstrong made 42 Championship appearances under Russell Martin as Southampton won promotion back to the Premier League.

He was forced to miss the final stage of the season, including the playoff triumph at Wembley, after suffering a season-ending injury at Cardiff City.

The former Dundee United man has been selected in Steve Clarke's Scotland squad for EURO 2024, alongside Che Adams.