Celtic considering move for former Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy

Celtic considering move for free agent James McCarthy – the Republic of Ireland midfielder left Crystal Palace earlier this summer

  • Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou hopes to sign new players in the coming week
  • The Celts have also been linked with a move for Tottenham goalkeeper Joe Hart 
  • Celtic lost their first opening day fixture for 24 years against Hearts on Saturday 

Celtic are exploring a move for Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy.

Consistently linked with the Parkhead club in recent years the 30-year-old is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace in the summer.

A boyhood Celtic fan former Wigan and Everton midfielder McCarthy has 43 caps for Ireland.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy (right) has been linked with a move to Celtic

New Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou hopes to bring in new players with the next week

New Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou hopes to bring in new players with the next week

Speaking after a 2-1 defeat to Hearts on Saturday night – their first opening day defeat in the league for 24 years – manager Ange Postecoglou admitted he hopes to land new players in the coming week.

Celtic face Czech side Jablonec in the third qualifying round of the Europa League, then Dundee in the SPFL Premiership on Saturday.

In the market for a keeper, right-back, central midfielder and winger, Tottenham’s former England keeper Joe Hart is a target, while a move for Royal Antwerp right-back Aurelio Buta looks less likely.

Celtic's season got off to a poor start after they lost their opening league game 2-1 to Hearts

Celtic’s season got off to a poor start after they lost their opening league game 2-1 to Hearts

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