Neither Callum McGregor nor Celtic are likely to seek transfer this summer

As reported by The Sun, Callum McGregor has emerged as a summer transfer target for two English Premier League sides.

What’s the story?

McGregor has emerged as one of the most important players at the Hoops in recent years, rising from bit part fringe player to a trusted member of Brendan Rodgers squad.

Inevitable then that he would be linked with a move away from Glasgow ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Sun report he is a £10m target for both Bournemouth and Watford this summer.

The paper reckon Cherries boss Eddie Howe is a big fan while the Hornets have been scouting him through former Hoops striker Tommy Johnson.

With three years left on his contract at Celtic Park though, is he likely to be leaving his boyhood heroes anytime soon?

Will he move to the Premier League?

With 11 goals and eight assists this season, McGregor has played a massive part in securing the club’s seventh successive Scottish Premiership title.

With competition for midfield fierce at the Hoops, the Scotland international holds his own with regular starts and appearances, showing huge improvement under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers over the last two seasons.

Fair to say then that he’s likely good enough to play Premier League football for a lower to mid-table side and at the age of 24, has plenty of room to improve even further.

The problem for buying clubs is that he seems immensely happy at the Hoops, who in turn appear hugely pleased with his progress too. It’s important for the club to keep a Scottish core to their side and McGregor is likely to be a central part of that for years to come, especially with players like Scott Brown at the tail-end of their careers.

This summer seems far too early to entertain a move away and we’re likely to see the hard-working player stay at the club for now.