Report: Celtic want £10m for Callum McGregor as Bournemouth eye bid

28th October 2018, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, semi final, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Callum McGregor of Celtic  tackles Danny Amankwaa...

Bournemouth are reportedly ready to step up their interest in Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor.

Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Bournemouth are ready to make their move for Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor after losing Lewis Cook for the rest of the season, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (09/12; page 57).

McGregor has been sensational for the Hoops this season. The 25-year-old has made more Scottish Premiership appearances than any of his Bhoys teammates, scoring once and providing five assists in the top flight.

 

He has stepped in superbly since Scott Brown picked up an injury against Hibernian in October, and has managed to keep the captain out of the side since his return.

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But it appears that he may not be at Parkhead for much longer. The Sun on Sunday (09/12; page 57) reports that the Cherries have been watching McGregor for months and had scouts present for the League Cup final win against Aberdeen.

Eddie Howe the head coach

The report adds that Eddie Howe is now ready to step up their interest in the midfielder after Cook suffered a season-ending injury, and Bournemouth will not hesitate to meet Celtic's £10 million asking price for the academy graduate.

It would be a huge loss for the Hoops to lose McGregor given his form over the last couple of years. He has established himself as one of the most important members of Brendan Rodgers' squad, so his departure would leave a big void.

And there are likely to be plenty of Celtic fans who would argue that the Hoops should be demanding more than £10 million from a Premier League side as replacing McGregor is not going to be an easy task for Rodgers if he does go.

Celtic FC Manager Brendan Rodgers makes his appearance to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Celtic at Tony Macaroni Arena on November 11, 2018 in Livingston, Scotland.

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