Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is lining up to become the next Bhoys’ captain and finish his career at Parkhead, reports suggest.
McGregor to take Brown reins
The 27-year-old came through the ranks at Lennoxtown and was allegedly considering leaving the club last summer to reunite with former Hoops’ boss Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City, but opted to stay in Glasgow.
McGregor has taken the armband on several occasions in Brown’s absence this season, who has been rotated for the likes of Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull. McGregor was described as a “metronome” by manager Neil Lennon (cited by 67 Hail Hail) in 2020 thanks to his passing and reading of the game.
Now, according to Football Insider, the Scotsman is believed to be the prime candidate to take over from the 35-year-old when he leaves Parkhead or retires.
The report has added that this could occur as early as next summer – due to Brown’s contract expiring at the end of the 2020/21 campaign. But whispers suggest that he could potentially become a player-coach.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This will be a huge moment for Celtic and McGregor – and will almost feel like the end of an era, closely following by the birth of a new dawn.
It may unimaginable for some supporters to life without Brown in the side, since joining from Hibernian back in 2007.
Time will tell whether this will go through. But if Brown does decide to leave, we believe the £20k-a-week earning McGregor is the only player that can step up to the plate given his already long tenure.
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