There are players who are constantly linked with a move to Celtic during their careers because they’re a known supporter of the club.

Some of these rumours eventually come true while others retire without pulling on the hoops.

Celtic fans will be well aware of James McCarthy and his Celtic links. The player was once on Celtic’s radar as a kid when Hamilton were selling the midfielder.

The deal didn’t happen and since then McCarthy has spent his entire career down south.

New reports this week claim Celtic are looking to bring the Glaswegian back home in the January window with Eurosport claiming McCarthy is aware of Celtic’s interest.

The Irish international has made five appearances for Crystal Palace this season and could be available for amove. Given his contract doesn’t run out until 2022, there would be a fee involved in any move.

James has been injury-prone at points throughout his career and at 30, he hasn’t got a lot of time left as a top commodity. He would go against Celtic’s usual transfer model.

We have a plethora of midfielders, perhaps if Celtic sold one of their central midfielders, like Olivier ntcham and brought in James on loan.

According to Spotrac, the player is on 50kpw at the moment.


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