McGarry was a guest on the latest episode of The Celtic Huddle podcast and the panel asked him about the situation of Celtic players. One player in question was McGregor and the journalist revealed some details about the Scotsman.
McGarry claimed that there indeed is a possibility that the Hoops midfielder can leave this summer and while Leicester City were interested in him, Celtic can ill-afford to lose the Scotsman in the next few months.
Do you see McGregor leaving in the summer?
It was reported last month that Leicester are indeed eyeing a move for McGregor in the summer and Brendan Rodgers is reported to be a ‘big fan’ of the Scotland international.
McGarry stated that it is not beyond the realms of possibility that an English club could end up making a big offer for the midfielder, but the chances are that he will stay for next season.
He said (25:28): “It’s a possibility. Clearly, he’d be the favourite to succeed Scott Brown as captain. Leicester were interested in him a year ago – no doubt about that. Brendan Rodgers’ admiration for Callum McGregor is [on record].
“He’s not had his greatest season but the talent is there, we can all see that. It’s not [out of] the realms of possibility that a big club down south could come in for him, [then he’s] got a decision to make. He’s at that stage in his career as well. The chances are he will probably be there next season but Celtic can really ill-afford to lose him.”
TIF Thoughts on McGregor…
Celtic are about to undergo a major overhaul in the summer. Peter Lawwell retires in the summer and Nick Hammond has departed already. A new manager has to come in and a veteran in Scott Brown is set to leave Celtic and join Aberdeen.
Amidst all the changes, Celtic would need some players at the club who have been there for a long while. McGregor is certainly one of those players and he has even been captaining the side in recent months.
So to retain some sort of stability at the club amidst all the high-profile exits, Celtic should try their best to keep McGregor at Parkhead.