'Would I go & pay top money for him?' - Exclusive: Bruce delivers Celtic player verdict
Alex Bruce has revealed Callum McGregor has caught his eye at Celtic but he’s unconvinced Premier League clubs will pay big money for him.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Russell Edge, the just-retired footballing son of Steve Bruce has played against McGregor and the all-conquering Hoops side.
Defender Bruce, 35, has spent the last year of his career in the SPL at Kilmarnock and witnessed the Scottish giants at close quarters, including their all-action midfielder.
Asked by Football Insider if McGregor is good enough for the Premier League, Bruce said: “I don’t know, I think it’s one of them where you look at it and think, ‘the physicality, would I go and pay top money for him’?
“I’m not sure, I’m a little bit like that (shakes hand) to be honest.
“However, he has got the ability from what he produces up in Scotland on a consistent
basis, he does catch your eye.
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“Whether he would come and take the Premier League by storm who knows, it’s one of them, a toss of the coin. I would like to think he would but whether he would, who
McGregor, 26, has been a mainstay of the Celtic side that are on course for a remarkable fourth consecutive domestic treble.
He has been linked with a move down south but signed a new five-year contract with his boyhood club last November.
Bruce’s verdict on McGregor came after he gave an emphatic thumbs-up for his teammate Odsonne Edouard and revealed he’d urged his Dad to sign him at Newcastle United.