After Brendan Rodgers swapped Celtic Park for the King Power Stadium, there were bound to be a number of current Hoops linked with a move to Leicester.
Amongst those apparent names interesting the Foxes have been Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer, whilst Callum McGregor has reportedly been on the club’s wishlist for some time.
The Foxes really should seal a long-awaited reunion between Rodgers and his former player.
Ever since he graduated from the youth set-up at Paradise, the 27-year-old beast has been one of the key names on the Celtic team sheet.
It was under Rodgers when he arguably played his best football though. Appearing 149 times under the Northern Irishman, he contributed to a goal every 2.8 games.
For comparison, current Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans contributes to a goal, whether that be scoring or assisting, every 2.9 matches at the King Power Stadium.
It is clear then that the former Celtic boss is aware of the quality that his former midfielder possesses, even hailing him as “tactically brilliant” in his time North of the border.
Whilst the quality of the Scottish Premiership is some way off that of the Premier League, if McGregor can get anywhere near those numbers again under Rodgers, he would be a fantastic arrival.
Just imagine him alongside Tielemens and Ndidi.
That would certainly give the Foxes’ midfield a different dimension as they potentially head into a UEFA Champions League campaign next season, a competition in which McGregor has played on eight occasions, as well as a further 28 in qualifying.
Still with three years on his contract at Celtic Park, it might well be tough for Leicester to prise the midfielder away but if they can convince him to make the same swap that Rodgers did then he would be a fantastic addition.
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