Kris Boyd believes that Kieran Tierney could depart Celtic this summer having seen Andy Robertson lift the Champions League trophy with Liverpool.
The 35-year-old reckons it is reasonable to assume Tierney would want out of Parkhead having seen his international teammate win the greatest prize in club football.
Tierney is often compared to Robertson, and some have predicted he might follow the former Celtic youth player south of the border.
Tienery has been linked away from the club for a number of years now but has remained loyal so far.
But Boyd – now in the closing stages of his career with Kilmarnock – thinks Robertson’s amazing rise that has culminated in European glory could be the catalyst for the 21-year-old’s exit.
He said (quoted by Football Scotland): “When you get the opportunity to move to some of the clubs Kieran Tierney has been linked with, it doesn’t come along very often and it might just be the right time.
“You see them in the Scotland squad together, Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney, and they are the two that are always compared to each other.
“He has seen Robertson lift the Champions League, that’ll annoy him, he’ll be pleased, but it’ll annoy him.
“I wouldn’t be surprised this summer if Kieran Tierney goes also.”
Tierney may have ambitions to win the Champions League, but he is still very young.
Robertson’s rise and success would make anyone jealous, but Tierney knows what’s best for him.
Boyd might be right, but no genuine contenders for the Champions League have been reported as interested in Tierney. There was talk of Barcelona, but Mundo Deportivo quashed the rumours.
Many fans want him around to help Celtic win ten league titles in a row, which could well be the player’s focus for right now.