CRAIG GORDON reckons it would take crazy money to persuade Callum McGregor to quit Celtic.
The Scotland international midfielder has attracted attention from other clubs with his devastating and consistent displays in recent seasons.
The 25-year-old Glaswegian has been a revelation over the past couple of months as he has stepped into Scott Brown’s anchorman role following the skipper’s lengthy lay-off after his hamstring injury sustained in the 4-2 win over Hibs in Glasgow on October 20.
Gordon insists his team-mate could walk into ANY side and continue to strut his stuff that has made him a key component in the Brendan Rodgers success story at Parkhead with the club now aiming for an unprecedented treble treble.
The experienced keeper said: “For what Callum’s already achieved and the talent he’s shown, he can perform at the top level against some of the best teams in Europe.
“You are not taking a gamble. He is a player everyone knows is capable of playing at that level. He has already shown it and is now getting more opportunities at international level.
“You can see the ones who have gone from Celtic into the Premier League in recent years have gone on to do really well. I have no doubt Callum is in that bracket in terms of quality. He could play for a number of teams all across Europe.
“How much? I don’t know, it is crazy money now. Certainly in terms of goals and how important he is to this team, it would be very difficult to put a price on it.
“It would have to be a very big price for someone to come in and prise him away because of the importance he has to the team.
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“He has scored very important goals – his performances not only in Scotland, but internationally and in Europe have been excellent.
“He’s got a great record for goals, as well. Anyone looking at him is going to be impressed. It’s not over the short-term, either.
“He has done this consistently well for a good few seasons and it is no surprise Bournemouth and teams probably higher up than that will be having a look at some of the players.”
Gordon, who was linked with Chelsea last year before deciding to remain at the champions, reckons Parkhead is the place to be to enjoy your football.
He added: “It is a great place to be. We are playing some great football and the enjoyment factor of where we are, how we are playing and the group we have, you cannot easily dismiss that and look elsewhere.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play in the Premier League with Sunderland and be part of different clubs and different dressing rooms – and to be part of something as special as this, you do not get it very often.
“I don’t think anybody has ever been in a hurry to leave. There are so many different things that can happen in a career.
“But for us to be in this moment here and part of this club at this special time there will not be much better out there in terms of how good this feels.
“How much money could compensate for that? I’d suggest it has to be an awful lot.”