Leicester City are reportedly plotting a £20 million bid for Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor.
According to Football Insider, Brendan Rodgers’ side have ‘reignited their interest’ in the 27-year-old, having enquired about the possibility of signing him last summer, before being knocked back by the Celtic Park outfit, with them subsequently tying down the midfielder to a new long-term deal.
Following Neil Lennon’s side exit from the Champions League earlier this week, the Scottish Champions are now reportedly bracing themselves for another bid from Leicester City, who, of course, have money to spend following Ben Chilwell’s £50m move to Chelsea recently.
Rodgers has obviously worked with McGregor before, during his stint as Celtic boss, and clearly seems keen to bring the midfielder to the Premier League this summer.
Considering the 27-year-old contributed an impressive 13 goals and 10 assists in 50 appearances for the Hoops last season (per Transfermarkt), it is perhaps easy to see why he is being linked with a move away.
So far this season, McGregor has made three Scottish Premiership appearances for the Hoops in which he has earned a 6.97/10 average rating (per WhoScored).
Would McGregor be a good signing for Leicester?
Considering the midfielder is valued at just £5.4 million by Transfermarkt, he could prove to be an affordable option for the Foxes, however, the report from Football Insider suggests that they are planning a bid closer to £20 million, so it will be interesting to see how the Scottish side respond to their bid and whether or not McGregor makes the move to the Premier League this summer.