Veteran striker Boyd, who is now 35, is a regular pundit on BBC Radio, Sky Sports, BT and in various different newspapers, and appears to be preparing for a career in the media once he decides to hang up his boots.
And despite still being an active player in the Scottish Premiership, Boyd has deemed it acceptable to pass comment and effectively start transfer rumours surrounding players at rival clubs.
Writing in the Scottish Sun, Boyd gave his thoughts on Celtic’s transfer dealings this summer, and made it perfectly clear he’d been tipped off that Ntcham and his agent were looking to orchestrate a move away from Glasgow before the window slams shut.
He wrote: ‘While Rodgers is scrambling around, desperate to bring new faces in, don’t rule out others heading in the opposite direction.
‘I’m told, for example, that Olivier Ntcham’s agent is aware of interest from Porto — and they want a deal done before the window closes.
‘What a hammer blow that would be to Celtic. Also, Moussa Dembele will sooner or later be offered another chance to leave Celtic Park.
‘With no Champions League football to keep him entertained this season, he too could ultimately be tempted away from the club.’
Now, a pundit or commentator passing comment on a particular footballer’s future seems fair enough, but is it acceptable for Boyd to be talking about fellow professionals playing in the same league as him?
He’s more or less spreading gossip here, and surely it would be a lot more professional to retire from playing if he has his heart set on writing things like this, no?
What do you think?