Report: Celtic's Callum McGregor targeted by Rotherham after scoring on Saturday

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Celtic youngster Callum McGregor is reportedly a target for Rotherham.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is a target for Rotherham United, with manager Steve Evans allegedly a huge fan of the player.

McGregor, 22, has made his way up through the ranks at Celtic, and after a productive loan spell with Notts County in the 2013-14 season, he became a first team player at Celtic under Ronny Deila.

The attacking midfielder hit five goals in 31 games last season, but remains a bit-part player due to the competition for places at Celtic, which has only become tougher since the arrival of Scott Allan.

Still, McGregor took his chance on Saturday as he came on as a substitute for the Bhoys, and struck the final goal in Celtic's 3-1 victory over Dundee United - albeit with help from a deflection.

McGregor will be hoping to play more regularly, but his impressive cameos have now attracted interest from south of the border again, with The Scottish Sun reporting that Rotherham United are looking to make a move for McGregor before the transfer deadline.

The report states that Millers boss Steve Evans has been given glowing reports about the midfielder, and could make a £350,000 bid for the player - or settle for a loan deal if Celtic aren't willing to sell the player.

Celtic boss Deila has taken steps to build a team of young Scottish players, and whilst he has brought in the likes of Gary Mackay-Steven, Stuart Armstrong and now Scott Allan, bringing through Celtic's own talent has to be a priority too.

The likes of Eoghan O'Connell and Kieran Tierney have featured recently, and Deila will hope that McGregor can follow suit, meaning a loan move to Rotherham is more likely than a permanent one.

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