Manchester United legend Lou Macari keen to see James Wilson join Celtic

Lou Macari believes James Wilson would be a great signing for Celtic.

Former Manchester United midfielder Lou Macari has told The Scottish Sun that Red Devils prospect James Wilson would be a good signing for Celtic.

Macari, 66, started his career with Celtic before a lengthy spell with Manchester United, though he did return for an unsuccessful stint as Celtic manager back in 1993.

His two former clubs have already completed two deals in recent months. Right back Saidy Janko left Old Trafford on a permanent basis for a shot at more first team football with the Bhoys, before Tyler Blackett also made the move to Glasgow, though only on a season-long loan deal.

Now, reports from The Sun suggest that Celtic are hoping to land another United youngster, with striker James Wilson their latest target.

The 19-year-old has been struggling for first team football at Old Trafford, and a loan move to give him valuable experience seems like a matter of time.

With Celtic searching for a striker, it could be the perfect deal for all parties, despite a number of other clubs having interest in his signature - and Macari has now told The Scottish Sun that he would like to see Wilson sign for the Bhoys, as he has the ability to score goals on a regular basis for Celtic.

"As we’ve seen with Tyler Blackett going to Celtic for the season, if it’s felt to be in the club’s and the player’s interest then something can happen," said Macari. "We’ll see what the situation is come January. Of course, though, if the lad isn’t going to be playing for United then I’d be delighted to see him doing well for Celtic - and I’m certain he would be successful up the road."

"He’s got blinding pace and has that ability to score regularly. He scored two goals on his debut against Hull City and whenever he’s had a chance he’s done well. I’ve watched a lot of Wilson and I like him. If he were to go to Celtic then it would be good for him," he added.

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