The prospect of working with Brendan Rodgers again could convince Callum McGregor to leave Celtic and join Leicester, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and Aberdeen forward believes the Celtic academy graduate would find the transition to Premier League football easy.
Football Insider revealed that the Hoops fear the lure of Premier League football and working with Rodgers again will be enough to tempt McGregor.
Earlier this week this site revealed that Leicester are preparing a £20m bid for McGregor, 27, following Celtic’s premature Champions League exit.
Celtic knocked back enquiries about the Scottish international from the foxes last summer before tying him down to a new long-term contract that expires in 2024.
Asked by Football Insider whether a move to Leicester would suit McGregor because of his relationship with Rodgers, Whelan said: “That’s a big reason for players wanting to leave.
“If you know the manager already and you’ve worked underneath him, that trust is already there between player and manager.
“It helps you settle into a club very, very quickly. You feel a lot more comfortable moving when there’s somebody there you know already.
“I’m sure Brendan (Rodgers) will make him feel very comfortable playing in the Premier League.
“It would be a great addition for Leicester as Celtic play a similar way to Leicester.
“When Brendan (Rodgers) left, Lennon’s come in and he’s kept everything the same because it wasn’t broken.
“All he’s done is add his own little spin onto it.
“It’ll be an easy transition going to Leicester for the player.”