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Callum McGregor signs new long-term Celtic contract

The club captain has committed until the summer of 2026.

Callum McGregor signs new long-term Celtic contract SNS Group

Celtic have announced that captain Callum McGregor has signed a new long-term deal with the club.

The 28-year-old has signed a five-year contract that commits him to Parkhead until 2026.

McGregor, who has 37 Scotland caps, has been a key player for the club in recent years and took the armband when Scott Brown left this summer.

Since making his debut in 2014, the midfielder has gone on to make 338 appearances and has won 14 major trophies, including domestic trebles in four consecutive years.

“I’m absolutely delighted,” McGregor told Celtic TV. “It’s a proud moment again to extend my stay at the club.

“The club’s very close to my heart. I’ve been here for a number of years now, I’m happy here, I love my football and representing this club, and I want to stay here for as long as I can.”

The player now has his eye on lifting silverware in the immediate future.

“This is a new chapter and I’m desperate to see the five years out and if I’ve done that, then that means it’s been a pretty successful time again,” he said.

“That’s the new motivation for me personally, to make sure this club wins silverware and get it back to that successful place where we were two, three, four seasons ago.”

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said: “It’s brilliant news for the club. Obviously it was an important year for Cal stepping up to be the new captain and he’s already shown outstanding qualities

“He espouses the values that I’m after. He understands what we’re trying to build and, on and off the field, he’s not just talking about it, he’s living it and he’s showing the behaviour that I want leaders to show, and as I said, he’s just taken his first steps but I think that it’s exciting with what’s ahead.”