Celtic’s negotiations with free agent James McCarthy have resumed, according to Celtic Underground.
The Lowdown: McCarthy links
Celtic Underground actually tweeted rumours of McCarthy heading to Parkhead on Friday evening.
The Latest: Negotiations shared
Celtic Underground took to Twitter on Monday to share two updates on McCarthy.
The first suggested that talks were proving tricky due to a basic salary and an appearance fee, with moves for Tottenham’s Joe Hart and Shamrock Rovers’ Liam Scales looking good.
Apparently negotiations have resumed… https://t.co/j3RDplVRDf
— Celtic Underground (@celticrumours) August 2, 2021
Would you like to see McCarthy at Celtic?
Yes, would be a solid signing!
No, can do better!
The Verdict: Celtic need to make a decision
With no transfer fee required after McCarthy left Crystal Palace last month, Celtic need to make a call on whether or not they are willing to meet the midfielder’s demands.
You’d expect that the 30-year-old, who has 272 Premier League appearances under his belt, will be able to find a new club this summer, so the Hoops may not be in a position where they can call all the shots.
Celtic should have a rough idea of what they are willing to offer the boyhood Hoops fan, and if he wants more, then perhaps they should look elsewhere for midfield reinforcements.
It seems as if talks are back on, though, so it’ll be interesting to see if an agreement can be reached.
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