Celtic reject late January offer for midfielder

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There appears to be a bit of movement around Celtic right now but unfortunately, most of it revolves around potential exits rather than incomings. We have already seen quite a few depart and more could follow before the end of the transfer window. And it is understand why because many of the current roster do not seem to feature in Brendan Rodgers' first-team plans.

One of the most confusing decisions Celtic have made in recent years is signing James McCarthy and then handing him a long-term deal. He was 30 years of age at the time and had a long history of injury problems.

Just as many predicted, things have not worked out at Celtic for McCarthy. But due to the four-year deal he was handed, he still remains at Parkhead.

Now, the club appear to have made another confusing decision regarding the midfielder. As reported by Sky Sports, Celtic have rejected an offer from Greek side Volos FC for McCarthy. They wanted him on loan until the end of the season. But the Hoops wanted a larger percentage of his wages to be covered so they turned down the approach.

Celtic reject late January offer for midfielder

That is a very confusing decision. Simply because McCarthy is not playing for Celtic at all. He has not featured for the senior team since October of 2022. That is significantly more than a year.

So, there is very little point to him remaining at Celtic and sitting in the reserves. If he went out on loan and did well, perhaps it could have led to a permanent exit next summer.

At the moment, it is hard to imagine that many clubs would be keen to sign McCarthy. He has not done anything of note during his two-and-a-half years at Celtic so far.