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Report: Leicester interested in 26-year-old; why he would be a great Rodgers signing

Leicester City are preparing to make a second £25 million bid for Callum McGregor from Celtic, according to a report by The Sun.

The Foxes boss is a big admirer of the 26-year-old Bhoys star, whom he tried to sign last summer, according to the report.

Leicester have improved this season under Rodgers and become a team that is worthy of finishing in the top four.

They may need to find replacements for the duo of Ben Chilwell and James Maddison, who have been widely linked with summer moves away from the club.

McGregor has been impressive for Celtic this season, scoring 11 goals and notching 10 assists as the Parkhead outfit head for yet-more silverware.

Rodgers will also be familiar with him after having managed him whilst he was at Celtic.

McGregor did sign a new contract with Celtic last summer. However, he has how won virtually everything that there is to win in Scotland and may be keen to test himself in England, especially as he approaches the peak of his career.

Leicester also look likely to be in the Champions League next season and that could make the King Power Stadium an attractive destination for McGregor.

McGregor is a youth product of Celtic and has been playing for the club’s first-team since 2013.

He has thus far gone on to make 173 Scottish Premiership appearances for the club, scoring 29 goals.

Why it makes sense for all parties.

McGregor is vastly experienced at the highest level and does have what it takes to be a success in England.

The Scotland international would fit into the Leicester way of playing and is versatile enough to feature in a number of midfield capacities.

For Celtic, losing McGregor would be a tough pill to swallow but the Scottish champions could surely not turn down the £25 million fee being bandied about.

The star would also relish the chance to play in the Premier League, in a deal that looks to make sense for all parties.

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