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Celtic fans urge club to sign boyhood fan after release

Boyhood Celtic fan James McCarthy has emerged as a target for the Hoops after the Irishman was released by Premier League outfit Crystal Palace. Reports say that Celtic are considering a move for the 42-time Ireland star. Now, Celtic fans have reacted โ€“ many believe McCarthy is a good addition.

The 30-year-old clocked up 16 Premier League appearances for Palace during 2020-21 but was not enough to convince the Eagles over a new deal. Plenty of players have left Palace this summer, including Andros Townsend, Gary Cahill, Mamadou Sakho, Scott Dann and Patrick van Aanholt.

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What are Celtic fans saying about signing midfielder McCarthy?

Well, a report from The Mail claims Celtic are considering a move. The Hoops have been linked with McCarthy in the past but wages and a transfer fee have proved to be an issue. Now, with McCarthy a free agent, there is much more chance that Celtic could pull off a deal.

The report states that McCarthy is a boyhood Hoops fan. A bit of grit in the middle of the park, to replace the loss of Scott Brown, could be just what Celtic need. On a free, there is little risk with perhaps a two-year deal for McCarthy. Many Hoops fans are desperate to see a deal materialise.

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