NEIL LENNON has admitted he’s surprised but happy that his midfielder Callum McGregor has not been sought after this summer.

The player had been linked with a move to Leicester at the start of this window to rejoin Brendan Rodgers.

When asked about any interest in the centre midfielder the Celtic manager confirmed there had been no approaches.

“I am surprised. I’m very happy that there’s not, because he’d be probably the LAST one I’d want to leave, along with a couple of others, or even be unsettled at this stage.” Neil Lennon told CelticTV.

“He’s pivotal to what we want to do going forward. He’s just brilliant. I don’t take his performances for granted.”

Callum was a youngster coming through the ranks when Neil Lennon was first in charge of Celtic. The midfielder was sent out on loan to Notts County under the Irishman. It would be under Ronny Deila that Callum McGregor would join the first team and continue on from Ronny, Brendan Rodgers took the players game to a different level.

Now he is one of Celtic’s most valuable stars. It’s good to see Neil making it clear any approaches would not be welcome.

Callum scored the winner against Sarajevo on Wednesday night, and his influence will only grow throughout the season.


  1. Some good news we do not need offers,not sure if the manager has noticed this maybe it is just me but i thought Celtic played much better when Callum McGregor was the holding midfielder and Scott Brown was not on the pitch Celtic played with freedom and did score goals and won those games easy,maybe it is time to let Callum McGregor control midfield in games without Scott Brown and lets see the team flow like it used to do..


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