Kris Boyd heaped praise and congratulations on Celtic's new signing Greg Taylor - but joked he won't speak to the left-back until he leaves the Hoops.

Former Rangers and Kilmarnock man Boyd watched as pal Taylor signed a four-year deal at Parkhead yesterday.

The defender has been chased by Celts most of the summer and finally completed the move.

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It came as no shock to Boyd as Taylor earned the switch and the veteran hit man hailed the 21-year-old's work ethic.

But he playfully explained that he wouldn't be in touch again until Taylor's contract was up.

Posting on Instagram in response to Taylor's signing pic, Boyd wrote: "Well done @gregtaylor12. A top player, that worked your hardest everyday from the academy to the first-team a great example for any youngster to follow.

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What an honour to sign for this massive club!! Can’t wait to get started and to play in front of the fans at Celtic park. It’s such a special day for me and my family. I will see you all soon💚 @CelticFC

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"Deserved your move, but won't hear from me for 4 years now bye bye".

Various other teammates at international level also wished their friend well.

Manchester United star Scott McTominay said: "Some boy, congrats mate."

Billy Gilmour of Chelsea added: "Congrats mate and all the best."

Hibs' Ryan Porteous commented: "Congrats bro".

Wolves youngster Elliot Watt responded: "Congrats mate".