Report: Celtic interested in Everton midfielder James McCarthy

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) James McCarthy takes part part in the Everton in the Community event at USM Finch Farm on October 24, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Everton midfielder James McCarthy is reportedly on the radar of Celtic and West Ham United.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) James McCarthy and Yerry Mina during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on October 25, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Celtic and West Ham United are leading the race for Everton central midfielder James McCarthy, according to The Mirror (print edition, page 66, Sunday, January 13, 2019).

It has been reported that Everton will let McCarthy leave on loan until the end of the season.

The report has stated that Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic and West Ham are leading the race for the 28-year-old central midfielder - who earns £50,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com.

 

Loan move to Celtic

Celtic do have enough quality midfielders, and it is going to be hard for McCarthy to establish himself in the Bhoys’ starting lineup.

Having been out injured for a year, what the Republic of Ireland international needs right now is regular playing time, and he is unlikely to get that at Celtic.

James McCarthy of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on January 20, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Previous interest

This is not the first time that Celtic have been linked with a move for Everton central midfielder McCarthy.

According to a report in Herald Scotland back in November 2016, Celtic were interested in signing the former Wigan Athletic star on loan from Everton in January 2017.

James McCarthy of Everton looks on during his warm up prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Everton and Lincoln City at Goodison Park on January 5, 2019 in Liverpool, United...

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