According to The Scottish Daily Mail (August 8, page 84), Celtic booted out a last-minute bid from Leicester City for their midfield star Callum McGregor, but the fans aren’t totally convinced.
The Premier League side made a last gasp offer of £20m for the 26-year-old on the final day of their transfer window, but major shareholder Dermot Desmond rejected the bid from his former manager Brendan Rodgers, per the report.
The club turned down the advances of their former boss but were unable to keep a hold of Kieran Tierney, who joined Arsenal on deadline day.
And the news that McGregor would be staying at Parkhead has gone down very well with the supporters that trust the story to be true.
Rodgers’ reputation at Celtic Park is in the gutter after he left the club, so turning down his advances has received mass support from some sections of the fans.
Others though are concerned that it’s nothing more than a public relations exercise designed to make the club look good, having just lost Tierney.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter about the bid:
Well done Celtic
— Jack McGregor (@JackMcGregor88) August 9, 2019
Our benchmark is now 30m. Especially for Leicester.
— Kenny (@Celticbynature) August 9, 2019
He’d be sold to anyone else for 20m but for Rodgers the price is 40m ?
— P the T (@PtheT) August 9, 2019
Stephen McGowan reporting we knocked back a £20m build for Callum McGregor last night from the ? at Leicester.
I’d rather have lost KT than CMcG given the choice
— Paul B ? (@p_bov1) August 9, 2019
Doubt it ever happened.
— Al (@Al12776649) August 9, 2019
Correct me if am wrong but Leicester signed Tielemans, Perez and Praet 3 central attacking midfielders, so where does McGregor fit in. Not sure I believe that report at all unless he was gonna play him left back ?
— Alan Rafferty ? (@AlanRaff81) August 9, 2019
Doubt dermot Desmond would be involved either ? sounds like a made up story to give us a bit of feel good factor after Tierney leaving
— ? (@MC19778) August 9, 2019
I think you may be correct. Of course, Celtic board do like to throw the odd squirrel out there. ?
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) August 9, 2019