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  • Callum McGregor: I can't wait to make new memories with the fans

    Callum McGregor: I can't wait to make new memories with the fans

    By: Joe Donnelly on 20 Dec, 2018 15:01

  • CALLUM McGregor extended his stay at Celtic Park until the summer of 2023 when he signed a new contract today (Thursday), and he's now looking forward to winning more silverware and making new memories for the Paradise faithful.

    Having joined the Celtic Youth Academy at just nine-years-old, the midfielder’s latest deal will see him remain at the club into his 30s. He described Celtic as all he’s ever known, and praised the fans for their incredible support each week.   

    “I’m absolutely delighted to sign until 2023,” McGregor told the official Celtic website. “It was all pretty smooth. The club gave me a call and I was desperate to get it done straight away.

    “The gaffer has been brilliant with me, too, and there was no question on my mind that I wanted to sign straight away and get it done. I’ve got to thank the club for that, it was very seamless, and of course, I've got to thank the manager as well.”

    The 25-year-old acknowledged the huge part Celtic has played in his life to this point, and underscored his desire to commit his biggest years to the club. McGregor reckons he owes much of his recent successes to Brendan Rodgers, and is keen to add to his ever-impressive trophy collection.   

    “Since the manager has come in, my game has improved an awful lot," he said. "That’s due to him coming in, changing a few things, and getting me playing with confidence. In the last 18 months, I think I’ve been able to emerge as a bigger character. I just want to keep doing that, keep learning every day, and continue becoming a better player for this club.

    “At Celtic there’s a massive demand to win, and, coming through the system, you’ve got to be a winner. That’s a massive part of it – the fact that you want to win things as a professional footballer. Celtic is the best platform for that.

    “This is an amazing place to play football, and the fans are amazing. Celtic Park is one of the best arenas in world football, and the fans are amazing. To actually get to play your football here every second Saturday is an incredible thing.

    "For the fans, it’s just about me trying to be here for as long as I can, and trying to give them some special moments.”

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