Give Me Sport have recently reported about McCarthy, claiming that the Hoops are very likely to make a move for the midfielder but the deal is only being held up by the uncertainty involving the club’s next manager.
The article claims that talks between McCarthy and Celtic are now at an advanced stage and because of the uncertainty involving the next manager, there is reluctance to push the deal over the line now. McCarthy is also believed to be a Celtic fan himself.
Should Celtic sign McCarthy in the summer?
The Irishman’s contract at Selhurst Park runs out at the end of the current campaign, meaning that Celtic will be able to sign him on a free transfer.
This season, McCarthy hasn’t been a regular member of Roy Hodgson’s side, as he has played less than 600 minutes of Premier League football. His last start for the club came back in March against Manchester United (As per Transfermarkt).
The news about the midfielder was relayed on Facebook by Celtic Insider where many Hoops fans made their views clear about the player:
What did Celtic fans make of the news about McCarthy?
These Celtic fans are against the idea of McCarthy being signed by Celtic and they’re making their views clear about it.
He is now 30 and not getting any younger with every passing day and more so, the Irishman has been plagued by injuries in recent times. So because of that, it would probably be wise for Celtic to not sign McCarthy.