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Callum McGregor pens new long term deal with Celtic

Callum McGregor pens new long term deal with Celtic

Callum McGregor becomes the latest Celtic player to commit his long-term future to the club following an astonishing domestic treble-winning campaign.

The club have announced that the 30-year-old central midfielder has signed a five-year contract that will see him remain at Celtic Park until 2028.

McGregor has been a devoted servant of Celtic since progressing through the youth ranks and making his first team debut in 2014 following a brief loan spell with Notts County in the 2013/14 campaign.

The Celtic captain has spent over two trophy-laden decades with the Hoops stretching back to his academy days and will be approaching a third when his new contract runs out in 2028.

“It’s amazing to extend my stay at the club,” the Celtic skipper said. “As I’ve touched on before, this club means so much to me and the success that we’ve had over the past few seasons has cemented that.

“I feel like the club’s in a great place to move forward as well, and when they came and asked me to extend my stay, I was absolutely delighted.”

McGregor won seven major titles under Brendan Rodgers’ leadership between 2016 and 2019, and the experienced midfielder opened up on the possibility of working with the Northern Irish tactician again.

“Brendan’s a top manager, and I had the pleasure of working with him before,” he added. “His personality around the place gives the building another lift as well, so the club’s in a really strong place.”

McGregor becomes the latest player to pledge his allegiance to the club, following in the footsteps of Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda.

The Scottish Premiership champions are trying to hang on to core players from their treble-winning campaign, and McGregor was just as vital for the Hoops as the Japanese duo last term.

Rodgers said he was delighted to see McGregor commit his future to the club. “It’s amazing news for the club, the supporters and the players.

“But, as a manager, it’s extra special to have someone of that quality captain the team.

“Callum’s just such an inspirational player and I’m absolutely delighted to be working with him again.”

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