Report: Celtic's Callum McGregor a £10m target for Brighton

Callum McGregor of Celtic scores the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Brighton and Hove Albion are eyeing a move for Celtic star Callum McGregor, who is reportedly interested in a move to England.

Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (30/09; page 59), Brighton are considering making a £10 million bid for Celtic star Callum McGregor, with the midfielder apparently interested in becoming the latest Parkhead star to move to the Premier League.

McGregor has been a key player for the Hoops since Brendan Rodgers' arrival, making over 100 appearances in all competitions across the two full campaigns under the current boss. 

 

His form has been impressive during that time, and he has arguably become an incredibly important part of the Bhoys' midfield over the last 12 months in particular. But it appears that he may soon be offered the chance to leave the Scottish Premiership champions.

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The Sun on Sunday (30/09; page 59) reports that Brighton are more interested in McGregor than they ever have been and are now considering a £10 million move for the Scotland international

Callum McGregor of Celtic reacts after he scores the opening goal during the Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Interestingly, the report adds that McGregor is keen to make the move to the Premier League at some stage, and a move could take place in January if Celtic fail to make it out of their Europa League group.

It would be a big surprise if Celtic were happy to let McGregor go in January, regardless of how they are getting on in Europe. Creativity has been a real problem for Rodgers' men this season, and the academy graduate is one of the players that the manager will be looking to to rectify that issue.

McGregor is yet to score or provide an assist in the league this season - which is almost staggering given his quality and some of his bright performances so far - but he can certainly turn his form around and help Celtic do a lot more than largely grind out 1-0 victories.

23rd September 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers leaves the pitch dejected after the defeat

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