There’s no way Callum McGregor will be leaving Celtic in January, especially not for Bournemouth.
Celtic’s midfield maverick has been linked with a £10m move down to the south coast according to the Daily Star.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe apparently ‘won’t hesitate’ to sign McGregor from Celtic.
The only problem for Howe, however, is McGregor will not be for sale this winter.
McGregor has yet again reinvented himself at Celtic. This time, he has the ‘quarterback’ position in front of the back four sewn up.
He’s currently keeping captain Scott Brown out of the starting line up with his string of impressive displays.
There is arguably no harder worker at the football club than McGregor. His constant drive and determination to better himself as a footballer has been commendable.
Since Brendan Rodgers took charge, McGregor has gone from strength to strength.
Starting as a right winger under Ronny Deila, the Scotsman flirted with a deeper, more central midfield role under the Norwegian.
However, as soon as Rodgers came in, McGregor’s performance levels have risen exponentially.
There should be teams queuing up to take the midfielder off Celtic’s hands should ever they decide to sell him.
Every team needs a McGregor type player. Someone who can produce quality performances in different positions.
The only problem with Bournemouth’s interest is, it won’t be reciprocated by the player.
McGregor has been at Celtic through his entire career, only spending a few months on loan at Notts County in 2013.
Although Bournemouth could afford the transfer fee, it’s a massive doubt that the midfielder would swap Celtic Park for life on the south coast.
The greener grass
No one expects McGregor to be at Celtic his entire career. Nor should they, he could definitely play at a higher level if he wished.
However, it’s doubtful Bournemouth would interest the Scottish International.
He is used to winning trophies at Celtic, and contributing massively with goals in cup finals and derby matches. He won’t get that at Bournemouth, the best he can hope for there is mid-table mediocrity.
If and when McGregor decides to leave, like Kieran Tierney, it will be to a bigger club than Bournemouth.