Celtic are reportedly confident of beating four Premier League sides in the race to sign Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy – and Celtic fans have responded, urging their club to get a deal done for the Irish ace.
The 29-year-old has rid himself of numerous injury worries which riddled his Everton spell – including a long-term hamstring problem and a double leg break, after a tackle on powerful striker Salomon Rondon.
He joined Crystal Palace last summer, signing a £50,000-a-week (Spotrac) three-year deal. He featured in 33 of Palace’s 38 Premier League matches, and clocked up 35 in total for Roy Hodgson’s side during 2019-20.
Earlier this week, 90Min claimed Leeds United, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and West Ham United had all made initial contact to land the £8million Palace signing. But the latest report says Celtic are winning the race.
Indeed, 90Min claim that McCarthy’s desperation to play for Celtic sees the Hoops confident that they can beat the Premier League quartet in the chase for the midfielder. He is a boyhood fan of the Scottish champions.
Celtic supporters reacted on Twitter to the news that Celtic are once again being linked with a move for the ex-Hamilton, Wigan and Everton ace – and the majority of Hoops fans are desperate to see a deal get over the line.
hope its true that james mccarthy close to joining the celtic ,good castlemilk bhoy coming back up the road for 10 in a row 💚🍀🖐🖐
— 10 in a row 🍀🇮🇪🖐🖐 (@10inarow11) August 4, 2020
Always liked him and at 29 he’s got some expoerence must be somebody leaving
— Mick Quigley (@quigley_mick) August 4, 2020
Would aye take James McCarthy at Celtic….aye in a heartbeat
Can a be bothered way the rumour pish every season….Naw!!!
— Dale Michael Mcgovern🍀🍋 (@DaleMMcGovern) August 4, 2020
Can't see it when it's left back centre half and striker a priority .. would love to see it happen thou. A good tim
— caolan mclaughlin (@caolanderry) August 4, 2020
This would be a good signing for Celtic imo. Very tidy hard working midfielder.
— 24/7Celts (@7celts) August 4, 2020
James McCarthy 😀
— Cork_Fenian_1888 (@1888Cork) August 4, 2020