Chris Sutton has claimed he would be “stunned” if Callum McGregor left Celtic this summer to join Leicester City amid reported interest.
According to the Scotsman, Premier League side Leicester are interested in a possible swoop for the 26-year-old and that would mean a reunion with former Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers.
It is understood that English duo Brighton and Watford are also keen, while he’s valued at around £10million by Celtic.
The central midfielder has developed into a key player for the Scottish giants and he made 59 senior appearances across all competitions last season.
McGregor weighed in with six goals and 16 assists, while his versatility to play anywhere in midfielder is such a useful tool.
Pundit Sutton has stated he would be amazed if the Scotland international does exit this summer to link up with Rodgers at the King Power Stadium.
“There’s been talk about Brendan Rodgers taking McGregor to Leicester City but I would be stunned if that happened,” Sutton wrote in the Daily Record.
“Not only would it be some cheek from Rodgers after the way he left the club but it would also be a major decision for Celtic to sell such an important player.
McGregor’s quoted £10million fee looks a potential bargain for a Premier League side and he is surely worth a punt for one of them.
Rodgers managed to take his game to a new level during his time at Celtic and a reunion in the Premier League would make sense.
But the left-footed midfielder is so crucial going into next season for Neil Lennon’s team and it would be madness to let him go.
He’s the natural successor to Scott Brown in the centre of the park, as he’s got individual quality on the ball and plays with a great toughness too.