Broadcast journalist Brian Degning has recently talked about the future of Callum McGregor and whether there’s a chance of him leaving Celtic.
McGregor was recently in action for Scotland against Croatia at Euro 2020 and the Celtic star scored his team’s only goal of the game, as Steve Clarke’s men were knocked out of the tournament despite having held England to a 0-0 draw.
Degning appeared on the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel talked about numerous issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was McGregor and any potential risk of him leaving Celtic this summer. The midfielder is valued at £6.3m, according to Transfermarkt.
Can McGregor leave this summer
Degning believes that there is certainly a danger that McGregor could depart this summer, suggesting that ex-Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers still admires him.
He said: “Everybody knows that Rodgers has been an admirer of his. The way English football works is that if you play well against them, suddenly you’re as good as them despite everything he’s done over the past few years. And that game alone [against England] may have been enough to prove that – we should take a punt on this guy.
“Yesterday, we were talking about how we can get Scottish players for so cheap. If Callum McGregor played in Spain, they’d be paying a crazy amount of money for him. He plays for Scotland and Celtic, you can pay less and there is not much of a risk. So I think there is a danger he could go.”
TIF Thoughts on McGregor’s future…
The midfielder has been a regular part of Celtic over the last few years. He was in the top 15 for the highest number of minutes played across Europe. In the 2019/20 campaign, only three players in Europe played more minutes than the midfielder.
This clearly shows how important the Scotsman is for Celtic and allowing him to leave would arguably be a big loss for the club, but we will have to wait and see if a bid from Leicester City or anyone else will be forthcoming.