Suggestions that Josip Juranovic was a target for English clubs reached me from Poland last month and hit the Twitter rumour mill yesterday. I have no doubt there is substance. Celtic players provided Kierna Tierney and Virgil van Dijk to the Premier League, both outstanding successes. If we are regarded as a rich seam of talent, we will continue to see our players targeted in this way.
What I heard last month was little more than a trawling exercise. Josip is a quality player with a reputation that continues to grow. He is under a secure contract at Celtic, who will be suitably compensated if he ever insists Glasgow is no longer the place for him.
After Kieran, we should all know the game. The lure of the lucre in England is too much for any of them to hang around. Celtic’s task is to stay on the front foot, be ready for when the time comes.