Every summer or winter transfer window, Celtic appears to be associated with a few names.

Ireland internationalist James McCarthy has been one of the most persistent linkages in recent years. And he’s been linked with a return to the club once more.

McCarthy is being considered as a prospective midfield target for Ange Postecoglou’s side, according to writer Alan Nixon.

McCarthy became a free agent after being released by Crystal Palace in the English Premier League at the end of last season.

The Irishman has spent 11 years in England, playing for clubs like as Everton. However, it is believed that he would leap at the chance to join his childhood idols.

According to reports in recent weeks, Celtic and Postecoglou are considering acquiring another midfielder, therefore the 30-year-old may be targeted again.