Boyhood Celtic fan and rumoured transfer target to become free agent

James McCarthy is set to become a free agent this summer as Crystal Palace are reportedly happy to move on from the midfielder.

Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy. Picture: SNS

The 30-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and the London club are expected to embark on a full rebuild with manager Roy Hodgson leaving his post.

McCarthy grew up a Celtic supporter and has been linked with the Parkhead club several times, including in the latest January transfer window. He’s only played in England since leaving Hamilton in 2009.

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