Former Celtic man Mark Wilson has recently delivered a claim about the situation of Callum McGregor.
Wilson was asked about McGregor following the Scotsman’s sending off and he believes that while the midfielder is a ‘terrific’ player and he might stay at Celtic beyond the summer, the next Celtic manager might bring in someone else to replace Scott Brown.
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McGregor picked up two yellow cards within the space of a few minutes and while the game was 2-1 at half time, Rangers scored two more goals in the second half.
With Brown set to join Aberdeen next season on a free transfer, some have tipped McGregor to replace the veteran’s leadership in the side.
Wilson though, believes that he won’t be surprised if a new player is signed to replace Brown, irrespective of McGregor’s impressive abilities.
He stated (48:25): “A couple of weeks ago I went on record to say I think Callum McGregor is a terrific player and he may well still be at Celtic next year. But he may be the favourite just now because he’s there to be captain, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a new player, incoming, brought in by the new manager and the new staff, would take the armband.”
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McGregor was recently linked with a move to Leicester as it was reported that he could reunite with Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium with Rodgers being described as a big fan of the Scotsman.
It shows that interest in the midfielder is certainly there and Celtic should be worried by that, considering that the 27-year-old has been a regular this season and has contributed to some goals as well. Not just that, he has also captained the side on multiple occasions (as per Transfermarkt).
So even if McGregor isn’t seen as a future Brown replacement, Celtic should still keep him because of how regular he is for the side and the leadership that he can often provide.