Callum McGregor has been an ever-present feature of the Celtic side for some time now. He is a very tidy midfielder, who has been linked with a move to Leicester on a number of occasion since Brendan Rodgers left Celtic Park to join the Foxes. Those rumours have resurfaced again recently, but Paul Robinson feels that McGregor will turn down the English club’s advances on one condition.
The former England international said: “I think if he gets given the captaincy on a permanent basis he will stay. Scott Brown leaving could be a positive in that sense. He may want to follow in the footsteps of Brown and become the next long-term captain of the club.”
Robinson, who was speaking to Football insider, admits he was surprised that Celtic let Scott Brown depart the club.
“I am still bemused as to why Celtic have allowed Brown to go to Aberdeen for the sake of another year,” he said.
“There is going to be a huge transition at Celtic. Brown has already left and if Edouard and McGregor left as well the job is getting bigger before it has even started.”
McGregor is the obvious choice to take over the role due to his reported leadership qualities in the dressing room, at least according to the likes of Kieran Tierney who have said as much since joining Arsenal. The other candidate would be Kristoffer Ajer, but he is widely expected to head for the exit door this summer as Newcastle and AC Milan are named among the suitors.