CALLUM McGregor says that not even interest from the English Premier League could tempt him away from Celtic as he sets his sights on achieving 10-in-a-row.

The Scotland midfielder put pen to paper yesterday on a bumper contract extension that will keep him at Celtic Park until at least the summer of 2023, and despite reported interest in him from the likes of Bournemouth, he says his head was never turned by the riches on offer down south.

The new deal is a reward for an outstanding season to date, and no sooner had the 25-year-old signed on the dotted line did he reiterate his desire to achieve the holy grail of a tenth consecutive title with his boyhood club.

“I don’t want to play anywhere else,” McGregor said. “Celtic is a massive club, one of the biggest in the world, so to get to play your football here is something incredible and something I’m really proud of. So, when the opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance to sign again.

“There were wee bits of speculation flying about but once the manager spoke to me, there was never a question for me of moving away.

“It’s always been Celtic for me and I’ve been happy here. The last two and a half years have been incredible. We have achieved some history at the club and we want to keep going.

“I’ve been here since I was a kid, from nine years old, so it’s pretty much all I’ve known in terms of football.

“When you look at the stature of this club, it’s one of the biggest institutions in world football. To be a part of that, to be privileged enough to play in front of those fans at a club of this size - you can’t take a decision to leave that lightly. Even for the Premier League.

McGregor continued: “When you are getting close to [10-in-a-row], as we are, then with the right work rate and effort from the team, you know you could be part of something amazing.

“In the last two and a half years, we’ve made a lot of history and I’m proud to be have been a part of that. In the amount of time I’m here, I want to keep winning things and being successful.

“We keep pushing. We made it seven trophies in a row for the club for the first time when we won the League Cup earlier this month, so there are wee bits of history to make all the time.

“You have to keep that hunger and mentality to keep doing it.

“I’m enjoying my football, I’m playing well. The manager has come in and really tested me to take my game to the next level. I’ve done that. Now the contract is put to bed, it’s about trying to improve again and get even better.”

McGregor admits that he was surprised to be approached by manager Brendan Rodgers about the prospect of extending his deal having just signed a new contract last year.

“I spoke to the manager a couple of weeks ago and then it got done pretty quickly," he said.

“I only signed my last contract in September last year, so it’s been quick to get a new one. It’s a bit of surprise. I’ve just been concentrating on playing football and trying to do my best for the team.”