Brighton chase Celtic's McGregor but his comments suggest he is a one-club man

By Jay Williams

October 3, 2018

Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion want to sign Callum McGregor from Celtic, according to reports.

The Scottish Sun claims that Brighton are readying a £10m bid for the Celtic midfielder.

Brighton are hoping that the lure of the Premier League might tempt the Scotland international down to the south coast of England.

But McGregor’s previous comments about Celtic indicate that he might not fancy the move to England.

Instead, he could become a one-club man and retire at Celtic Park.

McGregor’s comments

Callum McGregor looks up to Scott Brown and wants to emulate his leadership skills. (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

McGregor has previously stated his desire to take the armband from Scott Brown one day. The Scotland internationalist has also recently broken into the national side, and is flourishing.

Brown has been with Celtic for over 10 years now, since joining from Hibernian.

McGregor, who joined Celtic in 2001 as a schoolboy, wants to replicate Brown’s influence on the first-team.

Speaking highly of Brown, McGregor said: “Broony is probably one of the best captains Celtic’s ever had, and we’re lucky to be led by him.

“I can say from experience that having watched him, and tried to take on everything he does, then hopefully once he goes I’ll be the next one to try to set the standards he set for us as young players.”

McGregor at Celtic

Callum McGregor has played over 175 games for Celtic in his career. (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The 25-year-old is still young but he already has nearly 200 Celtic games under his belt.

If he continues to shine for the Bhoys and shows the desire to stay at the club, then he could etch his name into Celtic folklore just as Brown has done.

McGregor is talented, versatile and just the type of player that Celtic fans want at the club.

Brighton may take an interest in the Celtic academy product but it seems he is happy in Glasgow and has his sights set on future captaincy.