Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has warned his team-mates thinking of leaving the club in the summer that any new club they join won’t compare to life at the Hoops.
The Bhoys recently won their second successive domestic treble, and McGregor believes that the scenes of celebrations following the Scottish Cup Final victory won’t be repeated anywhere else.
The likes of Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele will be in demand this summer, but McGregor feels that any player who leaves the Hoops at this moment in time will be making a mistake.
“When you are here and you are winning things, you see the support and you know how massive the club is, that’s a big draw. You are not leaving here to go somewhere else” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“You are winning things, you are successful, you are playing in the Champions League.”
The magnitude of the club and the support you get, you don’t want to leave here. Days like Saturday at Hampden show this is the best place to be.”
Football Insider verdict
Hopefully McGregor’s team-mates will feel similar to him, and will decide that life with the Scottish champions is preferable to playing for some struggling side in the English Premier League. It will be interesting to see which players are the subject of bids in the summer, perhaps the likes of Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Dembele might be tempted to leave the club at this moment in time, but you would expect Kieran Tierney to stay with the Hoops for a while to come yet. Players who don’t play in Scotland don’t realise how big a club that Celtic and Rangers are, and if you achieve success with either club you become an instant hero. There’s also the other side where you can become an instant villain if you fail to live up to the expectations that the club’s support demands of you, but that is life in Glasgow, a city which is almost defined by football.
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