Kieran Tierney has shrugged off suggestions that he is ready to join former manager Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City next season.
Talksport are reporting that the Celtic left back is just one of a few former players Rodgers is interested in for next season.
The Hoops hero insists he’s not thinking about anything other than Celtic and the challenges ahead this season.
Tierney told The Daily Record that even his friends are bombarding him with questions about a move to Leicester:
“My pals have asked me,” Said Tierney.
“It’s only natural because it’s his (Rodgers) old club but it’s nothing I know of.”
Celtic fans are beginning to wonder if the next transfer window is the one that they will lose Tierney in.
It seems inevitable that the left back moves on to a bigger stage sooner rather than later.
However, Tierney shrugged off the exit rumours and insists his mind is at Celtic.
“I’ve been on the end of speculation for a few transfer windows so it’s nothing different for me.
“It doesn’t take my mind off Celtic.”
The Scotland international has only recently returned from a hip injury that kept him out since December.
With a treble treble to chase including an eight successive league title, Tierney won’t be short on distractions away from his future.
Hands off, Brendan
It seems inevitable that Rodgers will come back to Celtic for players in the summer.
Rodgers has a habit of raiding his former club for talent. He took Joe Allen from Swansea to Liverpool. He also signed Scott Sinclair and Kolo Toure for Celtic having managed them previously.
With Rodgers’ knowledge of the dealings at Celtic, he’ll know the figure needed to tempt the Hoops into dealing their golden boy.
However, if Tierney is still happy at Celtic, the hierarchy must tell Rodgers to go elsewhere in search of talent.