Celtic and Newcastle United goal James McCarthy switch
Free agents will be popular targets this summer as clubs go out of their way to save money on transfer fees and Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy will be an attractive target for some teams.
He is now 30 years old but he will have a few more years at the highest level while bringing a lot of experience and quality to the midfield and it makes sense that Sportlens linked him to a move to Newcastle United and Celtic.
They claim he was about to move to Celtic in January and that they will have to replace Scott Brown for him to have an obvious role on the team while he initially made a name for himself in Scotland with Hamilton so there would be a chance closer return home and win silver to end his career.
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Newcastle would be a great option if he wants to stay in England and they can probably offer a higher wage, but getting on the team could be more difficult and he is more likely to face relegation battle again if he takes that option .
There are no signs of an extension with Palace so it looks like he will be on the move and would be a good match for Celtic and Newcastle if they choose to approach.