Callum McGregor wants Celtic to sign £6 million player

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Celtic scripted a happy ending to their season, winning the Premiership and Scottish Cup double. Football never stops though and eyes are now already on the summer transfer window, as the Hoops need to improve in order to increase the gap between themselves and the Rangers while also showing improvement in Europe.

While fans will want to see fresh faces arrive at Celtic Park over the summer, there is a need to bring back some as well. Both Adam Idah and Paulo Bernardo had positive stints on loan at the club this season.

Most of the recent calls have been for Idah to be brought back and understandably so, as he played a starring role in the second half of the season. But at the same time, one cannot ignore Bernardo's contributions.

Club captain Callum McGregor is clearly hoping for Celtic to bring Bernardo back. As reported by The Herald, he said:

"Listen, he has been an important player for us – he has big technical quality, he is a young kid who wants to do well.

“So, that is the type of profile we want at the club. Hopefully we can bring him back.

“He is a great lad as well. He works ever so hard, and he is a part of the group we have got.

“Obviously the club will decide in terms of what happens there, but that is certainly the profile that we want.

“You want hungry players who are technically good and can come and make an impact as well."

Callum McGregor wants Celtic to sign £6 million-rated player

Celtic are believed to have a buyout clause around £6 million included in Bernardo's loan deal from Benfica. It remains to be seen if the Hoops end up meeting it in the summer.

There have been suggestions that Celtic could try to bring that figure down. Let's see how things end up playing out over the summer and whether Bernardo is signed on a permanent basis from Benfica.

Bernardo did have a decent stint with Celtic but at the same time, he was not a starter when the likes of Reo Hatate, Matt O'Riley and McGregor were all fit and available. One has to wonder whether the Hoops would be ready to make that kind of transfer offer for a player who does not start games regularly for Brendan Rodgers' side. Potential exits over the summer could have an impact on the situation as well.