Celtic legend Frank McGarvey makes a prediction about James Forrest's future

Frank McGarvey believes James Forrest will have to settle for Championship football, because Premier League clubs won't be interested.

Celtic legend Frank McGarvey predicts that Premier League clubs won't be interested in Bhoys winger James Forrest, so he will have to settle for a Championship move, as quoted by The Scottish Sun.

Forrest, 24, looks set to bring his time at Celtic to an end after 30 goals and 27 assists in more than 180 appearances for the club, having rejected a new contract.

Manager Ronny Deila confirmed to the Glasgow Evening Times on Monday that Forrest has snubbed a deal to stay at Celtic, and has decided that his future lies elsewhere.

The Scottish international winger is in the final year of his contract, meaning he could leave for free when his deal expires - but it seems more likely that Celtic will cash in this summer and take whatever money they can get for the wide man.

Forrest may have Premier League ambitions, having seen former team-mates such as Fraser Forster, Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and Ki Sung-yueng all enjoy success in England's top division, but one man isn't sure that Forrest's future lies in the Premier League.

Celtic legend Frank McGarvey has told The Scottish Sun that he predicts no Premier League interest at all in Forrest, and anticipates that he will end up having to settle for a move to a Championship club instead.

McGarvey also thinks that Forrest is making a big mistake by rejecting Celtic's offer, and thinks he is taking a big gamble by turning his back on the Bhoys.

"If I was James, I would be jumping at the offer and accepting it," said McGarvey. "He will probably end up in England but he won’t get a club the size of Celtic. The big clubs in the Premiership won’t come in for him so you are looking at the Championship."

"For me, if he is getting a good deal from Celtic for four years, he should be grabbing it and saying ‘Thank you very much’. It’s James’ career. Maybe he thinks he can get something better elsewhere but I think it’s a big gamble. He needs to be very careful about what he is doing. If I was him, I would stay put and show Celtic that he is the real deal," he added.

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