Former Celtic coach Damien Duff has told Open Goal that Hoops star Callum McGregor is world-class, stating that he could play for La Liga giants Barcelona.
The current Republic of Ireland assistant manager worked with the Celtic star during his time in a coaching capacity at Parkhead.
McGregor, 27, scored 13 goals and registered 10 assists during 2019/20 and it seems as though Duff believes he can get even better.
He told Open Goal: “(Callum) McGregor is world-class. I tell him this all the time.
“He could play in Barcelona. Taking information, the king of simplicity and making the right decisions. World-class.”
The Celtic ace has previously been valued at £25 million and back in February, he was linked with a switch to Leicester City.
McGregor has operated in a number of roles for Neil Lennon but typically likes to play as a central midfielder.
Duff spent the vast majority of his career playing in the Premier League winning the league title twice during his time with Chelsea.
He has rubbed shoulders with some of the best players in world football and knows what it takes to reach the elite level.
TBR View – Duff comments highlight the importance of McGregor to Celtic
Tipping the Celtic midfielder to be good enough for Barcelona might be somewhat over the top but it does highlight the player’s importance to the Hoops.
Lennon won’t want to see him leave the club during the summer and he will hope the admiring glances from the Premier League disappear.
McGregor has been Celtic’s hero on plenty of occasions in the last couple of seasons and he looks set to be an important player next season too.