Even in the silly season this one stood out- and delivered record traffic for the Crystal Palace Transfers HQ Twitter account. Almost 600 replies in 18 hours, 90% from Celtic fans put the Eagles right on the value of Callum McGregor.
A little known French site decided to launch a £7m flyer, in these times of Chinese Whispers it soon snowballed with attention seekers all over it.
McGregor is the outstanding player in Scotland by some distance, the country that produced Kieran Tierney, John McGinn and Andy Robertson for the EPL. The Celtic captain is in that elite bracket.
As recently as mid June McGregor was down in London. Alongside a Chelsea reserve he bossed the show against the acclaimed duo of Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips. When wonder boy Jack Grealish came on he was reminded that he was the second best loanee at Notts County eight years ago.
The Celtic board are always keen on a sale, the Balance Sheet Bhoys like to show a profit but this is one flyer that won’t be landing any time soon.
? Premier League outfit Crystal Palace are planning to test Celtic’s resolve with a £7 million bid for Scotland international Callum McGregor, as reported by Homme du Match. #CPFC pic.twitter.com/bhK224xV60
— CPFC Transfers HQ (@CPFCtransfersHQ) August 17, 2021
Come back when you are willing to talk real money, bang average players are leaving the championship for far more than a poultry £7m. We don’t need to sell our players, try the rangers int fc 2012, they are desperate for money they will probably bite your hand off for half that.
— The Humiliation of Liquidation, ZTA 2012. (@anthony19641888) August 17, 2021
Get a grip FFS… ?
— ? Gastro Celtic ? (@Gastro_Celtic) August 17, 2021
This is Calum McGregor. He’s extremely versatile, hence why he is wearing a GK kit. £7m will be fine. I’ll be sad to see him go pic.twitter.com/sFPfhuU4fa
— micheal hill (@michealhill82) August 17, 2021
Which game are they wanting him for?
— Stevie Jackson (@bobby__peru) August 17, 2021
I know which one I prefer and the other is grossly overvalued pic.twitter.com/4BhXXCrsAB
— g mac (@paisleybhoy72) August 17, 2021
Hahahaha is this April fools!! In today’s market McGregor is worth £30million+. Absolutely no chance will he be leaving Celtic.
— Arthur (@RedDead2020) August 17, 2021
Do one! Add a 2 onto the beginning and we’ll MAYBE talk!
— Whosa Ghirlie (@whosaghirlie) August 17, 2021
? English arrogance at its best !!! triple@that at least to start a discussion
— Neil Furuhashi (@NRKBhoy) August 17, 2021
Captain, in his prime, Scotland international regular, CL and Europa experience has played the most games in the UK into he last few years. £7m wouldn’t pay for his big toe. Not a dog at palace btw I like them as a club but he’s worth way more than that
— Danbo11 (@Danbo115) August 17, 2021