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Callum McGregor hails Celtic's 'excellent' early transfer business

The Celtic captain said the team are looking to reach another level next season.

Celtic captain Callum McGregor hails football club’s ‘excellent’ early transfer business SNS Group
McGregor: The Celtic captain is back in training with his team mates after a summer break.

Callum McGregor believes Celtic’s transfer business so far has been “excellent” and hopes for more new recruits ahead of the new season’s challenges.

Celtic go into the season with the aim of successfully defending the Premiership title, as well as making a mark in Europe as they play in the Champions League group stage.

Manager Ange Postecoglou has already seen his squad strengthened with four signings, including Cameron Carter-Vickers and Jota after impressing on loan.

Argentinian Alexandro Bernabei has also signed for the club while Benjamin Siegrist joins the goalkeeping ranks.

Asked what he thought about the moves, Celtic captain McGregor was positive in his assessment.

“Excellent,” he told Celtic TV. “I know the manager was really keen on getting the boys from last year here and having spoken to them over the summer they were desperate to come back.

“It’s a huge club and the boys are buzzing to be a part of it. The club have done their business early and hopefully we can add one or two more faces as well which would be great.

“This season we have to go again and reach another level. That’s the challenge for the players and I’m sure the manager will be setting that challenge.”

McGregor took a break abroad after a long season for club and country but is now raring to go. He and the squad flew out to Austria on Monday for a training camp and some warm-up games.

The midfielder was relishing the chance to get some work done that would see the team in good shape for the season to come.

“It’s great to be back, exciting feeling coming back for the new season,” he said. “We got some big signings in early doors which is great, good for the group, and some new faces as well.

“We’re really looking forward to the pre-season trip in Austria. It gives us the chance to go out there, remote location, and get some really good work done.”