Speculation has been rife over the future of Hull City defender Andy Robertson but the Scotland international has made sure he will be the last to know about it.
Robertson has been linked with an £8million move to Liverpool, having been a standout performer in a Tigers side fresh from suffering a second relegation from the English Premier League in the space of three years.
The 23-year-old played in Scotland’s 2-2 draw against England at Hampden Park on Saturday and turned off his phone in the build-up in order to remain distant from the talk over his future.
Robertson is flattered by the link but is happy to leave his agent in charge of his future while he enjoys his end-of-season holiday.
Robertson said: “I’ve seen the speculation in the papers and people talking about it but I switched off my phone for the last week or two to try and focus on the England game. It was such a massive game for all of the boys and it’s unfair for anyone to think about their future.
“I’ll have plenty of time to do that. I’m looking forward to getting away now on holiday and if something gets sorted in that time then so be it.
“It’s unbelievable getting linked with big clubs. If there is any truth in the paper then so be it.”
Robertson enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence, with his £2.85million switch to Hull from Dundee United in 2014 coming after a solitary season at Tannadice after a move from amateur outfit Queen’s Park.
United have a 10% sell-on clause in Robertson’s contract, which could see them benefit from any move this summer, and he says being able to help his old club ahead of their second season in the Championship would be a bonus.
Robertson added: “If I can help my old clubs along the way then so be it. It’s sad to see them in the Championship. I went to the away leg of the play-off final against Hamilton.
“It was a disappointing day for them. A big club like that deserves to be in the Premiership. There’s a lot of speculation about them just now and it’s a shame they didn’t get up but they’ve already made a few good signings so hopefully next season they can go on and do it.”
Scotland were within seconds of holding out for a victory against England on Saturday, prior to Harry Kane’s added-time equaliser, but Robertson hopes Gordon Strachan’s men have not left it too late in their efforts to reach next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
He said: “We need to take points in every game. Whether we need to win them I’m not quite sure. We will need to wait and see what other results are doing.”