Captain Callum McGregor eyeing even more Celtic transfer moves after early spend

By John McGinley

July 4, 2022

Callum McGregor is delighted with the early transfer business Celtic have managed to complete early this summer and is eyeing up “one or two” more new faces arriving at the Bhoys over the next few weeks.

McGregor is back on Celtic duty today after an extended break following his Scotland international exploits.

The midfielder spent time in Marbella, Spain before returning to Glasgow last week and enjoying the rest of his holiday.

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Asked by Celtic TV about the new players arriving during his time off, McGregor was upbeat, stating: “It’s been excellent. I know the manager was really keen on getting the boys from last year here as well.

“Having spoken to them over the summer, they were desperate to come back. It’s a huge club. The boys are buzzing to be a part of it.

“The club have done their business early. Hopefully, we can add one or two more faces as well, which would be great. We jet to Austria this afternoon, get some time to bond with the lads, enjoy it and work hard.”

McGregor is joined by the rest of the international players in returning to training, joining the group that initially started at Lennoxtown last week.

This is a crucial period of the year and the midfielder wants to make sure he and his teammates make the most of it.

Talking up the importance of pre-season, the captain told Celtic TV: “Yeah, it’s really important. It’s a really vital part of the season. You get your football fitness in, but the manager also gets the chance to work with you tactically and individually.

“He works with the group, what he wants from the team and the intensity he wants the team to play with. This season we need to reach another level, that’s the challenge for the players and the manager will be setting that challenge.”

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Celtic have already spent a significant amount of money this summer but as the captain indicates, the club and the manager aren’t finished in that regard.

With a couple of positions still needing reinforcement – notably in defence and midfield – the recruitment team continue their hard work with competitive action kicking off at the end of the month.

The club appear to be firing on all cylinders at the moment and fans can’t wait to see what is around the corner.

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