Report: Leicester plan summer move for Callum McGregor; evidence suggests he's happy in Glasgow

By John McGinley

February 23, 2020

Celtic hero Callum McGregor will be targeted by Leicester City for the second successive summer, The Scottish Sun report.

That paper say that despite being unsuccessful with a move for the player in August, Brendan Rodgers will return for the midfielder he found so much success with in Glasgow.

It’s said that Rodgers is bracing himself for an £80m bid for England international James Maddison but that a deal for McGregor does not hinge on that exit.

Leicester are willing to pay £25m to bring McGregor to England, the Sun reports, potentially playing him alongside Maddison if not directly replacing the Premier League talent.

Journalist Ken Lawrence also reported Rodgers’ imminent exit to Leicester last January, suggesting that there is credibility to the reported strong interest in McGregor on the Foxes’ side.

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McGregor seems happy and secure in Glasgow

It’s no surprise that the midfielder is a target for clubs in richer leagues given his form for Celtic over the last few seasons.

He’s been a key part of our immense trophy success and again this term has been almost ever-present in Neil Lennon’s starting eleven with 46 appearances already (FitbaStats).

With four goals in his last six league matches, the midfielder is also in a rich vein of scoring form, apparently refreshed and rejuvenated after the winter training camp in Dubai.

Celtic star Callum McGregor / (Photo by Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images)

Thankfully, despite Leicester’s interest last summer, the player seems happy and settled in Glasgow. He signed a new five-year contract in November last year, suggesting he is not actively seeking a Celtic Park exit.

At the time, as quoted by The Glasgow Times, he said: “I love this club and it’s been very good to me, so you’re not looking to move. I was happy with their stance, so I just got me head down and got on with helping the team.”

Leicester’s interest and wealth should not send Celtic supporters into a panic then. A lot of stars have to align before McGregor leaves Glasgow and for now, he’s happy performing in Lennon’s team.