A year ago today it was being reported that Atletico Madrid were in the hunt for Celtic star Kieran Tierney. As reported by BBC Sport, the Spanish side had identified the youngster as a potential recruit for the summer.
In the end, despite plenty of interest from other clubs, Celtic held on to their top asset.
But a year down the line, Celtic must fear a return from the Spanish side for the Scotland international.
Diego Simeone’s men need to bring in a left-back this summer. Lucas Hernandez is heading to Bayern Munich in a deal reported by The Guardian to be worth £68 million. Filipe Luis is out of contract an expected to leave.
It leaves Atletico, who are about to lose Antoine Griezmann as well, in a hunt for new recruits at left-back.
Tierney, is clearly already on their radar. With Celtic currently without a manager of recruitment chief, things are in the air at Parkhead.
Undoubtedly, it would take a lot to convince Tierney to leave his beloved Celtic. But Atletico Madrid might be one of the only teams that could convince him to make an exit.
Celtic will undoubtedly be wary of Atletico again this summer.