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Captain Callum McGregor Commits to Celtic with New Five-Year Contract

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Glasgow, Scotland – In a momentous development for Celtic Football Club, Captain Callum McGregor has penned a fresh five-year contract, solidifying his allegiance to the Scottish champions. The 30-year-old midfield maestro, who has been at Celtic since the tender age of nine, made his debut in July 2014 and has since become an indispensable figure for the club.

McGregor’s contribution to Celtic’s success is remarkable, having notched an impressive tally of 62 goals in 420 games and garnered an impressive collection of 20 trophies, including five domestic trebles. His commanding presence on the field has earned him the utmost praise from manager Brendan Rodgers, who lauds him as the “heartbeat” of the team.

Rodgers further extolled McGregor’s qualities, emphasizing that his influence is undeniably undervalued. The manager remarked, “It’s not really until you work with Callum that you really recognize the qualities that he has, firstly as a player because that’s the priority, to develop him as a footballer, but also as a person because he’s a great man, and it’s been great to see that development, from the time I was first with him and now coming back four years later and seeing him evolve even more.”

The Celtic skipper assumed the captaincy in 2021 after the departure of Scott Brown and has since led the team to victory in five trophies. McGregor’s leadership qualities and selfless approach on the field have earned him the respect and admiration of his teammates, who value his guidance immensely.

Expressing his elation about the new contract, McGregor emphasized the profound bond he shares with the club. He stated, “It’s amazing to extend my stay. This club means so much to me, and the success that we’ve had over the past few seasons has cemented that.” He also reaffirmed his commitment to giving his all for the club, asserting, “I’m hugely proud of what I’ve achieved at this club so far. They’ve given me an unbelievable platform to be successful, and my duty is to give absolutely everything for this club and do everything I can to make it successful.”

Looking ahead, McGregor expressed optimism about the future of Celtic, particularly with the return of manager Brendan Rodgers. He eagerly anticipated the opportunity to continue working under Rodgers’ guidance and expressed his excitement about the club’s prospects. “I feel like the club’s in a great place to move forward as well. I’m delighted that the manager’s back, I’m delighted that I’m going to be here long-term as well, so here’s to many more successful years,” McGregor enthused.

This new agreement for McGregor follows recent contract extensions for fellow players Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda, reflecting Celtic’s commitment to securing their key talents for the long term. With the triumvirate of McGregor, Furuhashi, and Maeda at the core, Celtic aims to build on their recent successes and continue their pursuit of glory both domestically and internationally.

As McGregor continues to don the famous green and white jersey, Celtic fans can look forward to witnessing his unrivaled skill, unwavering commitment, and inspiring leadership for years to come.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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