All eyes on Kyogo, but Callum McGregor is the one we should be worried about

All eyes on Kyogo, but Callum McGregor is the one we should be worried about…

Kyogo Furuhashi continues to be unsurprisingly linked with a potential reunion with Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham Hotspur. The Celtic Player of the Year is a superb striker and it’s only natural that our former manager could cast his eye back to Celtic Park and try to sign for his former talisman especially if reports that Harry Kane is leaving are accurate.

Kyogo is a player we certainly don’t want to lose, but the truth is that if we receive a bid similar to the one we did with Kieran Tierney, the Japanese goalscorer will be off, it’s just the reality of things.

One player that hasn’t ‘yet’ been linked with following Ange to North London is our skipper Callum McGregor.

Fingers crossed he isn’t, but Ange Postecoglou is a huge admirer of Calmac in his time here and his game has improved so much under the Aussie. He was superb beforehand but seems to have improved further with the added responsibility of being the Celtic captain. It’s a role he’s taken on brilliantly, thriving despite the added pressure that goes with the job.

Callum is a class act who would have no problem at all fitting into the top end of the English Premier League, he’s that good. He makes things look so simple so maybe that’s why he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. Folk worried about Brendan Rodgers taking him down south when he left, but Callum was a different player then, he’s more than ready for the step up now.

Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Celtic vs St Mirren Cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park on May 20, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Postecoglou  knows his worth though, and he could be tempted to add Callum’s class and leadership ability to an underperforming Spurs side. Callum is about to turn 30 and has more than done his part for the club, 20 trophies tells that story. Would be interested in a move down south? It would only be natural if he did consider it, if there is interest from Tottenham.

Let’s hope not, but as I said we could be worrying about the wrong player being courted, fingers crossed that none of them are in Postecoglou’s thoughts now that he has a much bigger transfer budget to play with.

Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates at the final whistle as Celtic beat Rangers 2-1 in the Viaplay League Cup Final at Hampden Park on February 26, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Playing for Celtic means the world to Callum McGregor and he is genuinely proud to represent his football club as captain and that will almost certainly be the case until the day he hangs up his boots. Less talented players will make more money from the game that Callum McGregor will by remaining at Celtic but he’ll continue to get much more that financial rewards by being the Celtic captain. As the song says, there’s no-one better.  He’s like me and you, he loves Celtic too…

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  1. Spurs fan here.

    I wouldn’t worry – Levy won’t sign McGregor as he’s over 23 and won’t have any re-sale value.
    (Regardless of how good he is, or isn’t!)

    I would be genuinely shocked if he made the trip to N17.

  2. Anthony McGonigale on

    Callum isn’t in the top 5 Celtic players but a very good player none the less. Certainly able to play for a top of the league side in EPL.

    • Rabbie Burns on

      There is not five players better (or more important) than Calmac at Celtic, you must be either drunk in Vegas, blind, daft .. or all 3!
      Calmac is THE most important player/person we have at the club, he sets the standards and luckily for us he is like Paul McStay, 100% 💚🍀. It’s no coincidence that when he has a rare off day, so do the whole team.

  3. Calmac will not leave Celtic. Fact. He is a one club man like Jamesie before him 🍀