Recently, Scottish Premiership giants Celtic pencilled a new deal with their productive midfielder Callum McGregor after his fine start to the ongoing campaign. Brendan Rodgers has shown immense faith in the 24-year-old and considering his importance in the tactical nous of the Celts, an improved contract up to 2021 has been handed to him. This move by the club is an appealing one, for McGregor has been a superb servant of the club for a considerable span of time.
McGregor emerged through the youth ranks of Celtic and was promoted to their senior side in 2013. He was shipped out on loan to Notts County on a five-month loan in the summer of 2013 and he proved to be a fruitful commodity there as well.
The talented midfielder has also played at every level for Scotland from Under15 to Under21 and it goes without saying that he has been one of the many success stories of the Celtic youth system which has also produced the likes of Kieran Tierney and James Forrest.
The 24-year-old is a priceless player who has shown immense technical and tactical understanding of the game and has developed massively over the course of his career so far
He is someone who marshals the midfielders brilliantly, has an excellent eye to bang goals and creates ample amount of chances for his teammates as well. Besides, he has been rarely seen giving the ball away foolishly and dictates the tempo of the game meticulously.
The Hoops have had a good start to the season, having collected 16 points from their first 6 games in the Scottish Premiership. Further, they chiselled a smashing 0-4 away win at the Dens Park in the Scottish League Cup quarter-final and are looking quite capable of inking yet another solid domestic season. In a scenario like this, extending the stay of McGregor at the Celtic Park is a riveting progress.
The Scottish prodigy is adequately versatile and there is a lot of scope for his development in the coming seasons. The contract-related situation has been pretty good for Celtic of late, as over the past few weeks, Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong and Jozo Simunovic have also extended their contract. From what we have seen under the tutelage of Rodgers, it has been evident that he cherishes the idea of giving the youngsters the requisite platform and no wonder why he handed an extension to McGregor.