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Celtic sign former Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy on four-year contract

Celtic sign former Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy whereas Joe Hart joins too after leaving Tottenham…in enhance to Ange Postecoglou begin as Bhoys boss following troublesome begin at Parkhead

  • Celtic have secured the signing of James McCarthy on a four-year deal
  • Joe Hart has additionally joined after Celtic struck an settlement with Tottenham  
  • Midfielder McCarthy was launched by Crystal Palace on the finish of final season 
  • McCarthy agreed the transfer on Tuesday after doing his medical in latest days
  • He is not going to journey to Celtic’s Europa League tie at FC Jablonec on Thursday

Former Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy has signed for Celtic on a 4 year contract whereas Premier League profitable keeper Joe Hart has additionally joined.

Republic of Ireland worldwide McCarthy joined as a free agent after permitting his contract to run down at Selhurst Park.

Celtic is the Glasgow-born 30-year outdated’s boyhood membership and can characterize a dream transfer for the participant who began out at Hamilton Academical as a 16-year outdated earlier than transferring to Wigan and Everton.

Celtic have signed former Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy on a four-year deal

Goalkeeper Joe Hart has also joined Celtic after just one season with Tottenham Hotspur

Goalkeeper Joe Hart has additionally joined Celtic after only one season with Tottenham Hotspur

McCarthy, who made 52 appearances for Palace, has been present process medical exams over latest days forward of agreeing his deal in the present day.

He was shortly joined at Celtic by Hart, who handed a medical and agreed a 3 year contract.

Celtic need the skilled Hart to journey for his or her Europa League tie towards FC Jablonec within the Czech Republic on Thursday. 

Meanwhile, McCarthy is not going to journey with Celtic to the Czech Republic however will prepare on his personal till his team-mates workforce comes again from their European journey. 

Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou advised the membership’s web site: ‘I’m delighted that we’ve signed two top-class gamers in Joe and James. Both of them have a wealth of expertise at each membership and worldwide degree, and that’s one thing which might solely profit the squad, and I’m trying ahead to working with each of them.

‘I do know our supporters will probably be effectively conscious of each gamers, and I’m positive they’re going to welcome them to the membership and sit up for seeing each of them play for Celtic within the seasons forward.’

Celtic coach Ange Postecoglou has got off to a tough start and has welcomed the two signings

Celtic coach Ange Postecoglou has acquired off to a tricky begin and has welcomed the 2 signings

Hart, who won two Premier League titles with Man City, brings huge experience to Celtic Park

Hart, who received two Premier League titles with Man City, brings enormous expertise to Celtic Park

Hart mentioned: ‘This is a superb second for me in my career and I’m completely delighted to be becoming a member of a membership of Celtic’s stature.

‘I do know simply how large this membership is and of the unbelievable help that it enjoys, and I am unable to wait to play in entrance of the followers at Celtic Park.

‘I’m trying ahead to meeting up with my new team-mates now and attending to work with the squad and, particularly, the opposite goalkeepers right here.’

And James McCarthy mentioned: ‘To have signed for Celtic is a superb feeling and it is a big day for me and my household.

‘I do know all in regards to the membership, the scale of it and all of the success it is loved, notably lately. I’m trying ahead to pulling on the Hoops, enjoying at Paradise and serving to the workforce ship extra success to those wonderful followers within the seasons forward.’

Tottenham mentioned in a press release: ‘We have reached settlement with Celtic for the switch of Joe Hart.

‘The skilled goalkeeper, 34, joined us in August final year and made 10 appearances final season, eight within the Europa League and two within the FA Cup, maintaining 5 clear sheets.

‘We want Joe all the perfect for the longer term.’

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