Danny from the Celtic-based ‘Four Tims and a Podcast’ thinks that midfielder Callum McGregor might seek a move away from the club this summer.
Celtic are set for a big summer ahead as they look back to claw back the Scottish title from their Old Firm rivals after what was a pretty disastrous season for them. Part of the changes have already taken place following the arrival of Ange Postecoglou, but just as important as who is arriving is who could be departing.
And speaking on Four Tims and a Podcast, co-host Danny feels that, based on some of his recent comments and the stage he’s at in his career, vice-captain McGregor could be one of those players who might want to try something new rather than stick around under the new regime:
“McGregor saying, ‘I’m just concentrating on Scotland, we’ll look at the club side of things and see what’s on that landscape when I get back’, was kind of non-committal from what is meant to be, in all likelihood would be the next captain, so I think McGregor’s probably away.
“I think he’s probably thinking to himself, ‘Right, I’ve played non-stop football for you’. I know he had a break with [the virus] and that, but McGregor had a tired season last year.
“You look at all the silly mistakes he made… and it just got me thinking what a tired season McGregor had, because they’re not tired decisions he’s making, but he could be away. I wouldn’t be surprised if he fancies a crack at England – he’s probably only got four or five years left at his peak and on his day, he’s an excellent player.”
TIF Thoughts on Danny’s comments on Callum McGregor…
How important is Callum McGregor to the club?
Not as important as others
It is arguably the best time in his career for McGregor to consider his future given that he is turning 28 on Monday, and with former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers reportedly showing an interest in taking him to Leicester City, the chance at moving to a club in England that is more stable and under a manager that he played pretty well with might well be appealing.
And with a Transfermarkt value of £6.3m, that sort of money could very well prove useful to Postecoglou as he looks to shape his squad ready for the forthcoming season. So if McGregor wants away for his own benefit, it might also be to Celtic’s benefit as well.