JAMES McCARTHY’S Celtic misery may be about to end.

The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder has figured in just 62 minutes of first-team action this season and his last sighting was as a substitute in the 2-1 win over St Johnstone in Perth on October 8 last year.

McCarthy last figured in a match day squad on November 2 when he was an unused substitute in the 5-1 Champions League loss to Real Madrid in the Bernabeu. Since then, there has been no sign of the player.

A RARE SIGHTING…James McCarthy in first-team action this season.

However, the stylish middle-of-the-park performer could now be on his way, despite having two years of his contract still to run.

MLS clubs Houston Dynamo and Colorado Rapids are showing an interest in the Hoops outcast, according to a report in 90 mins.

A transfer would be the perfect solution for McCarthy who hasn’t started a match throughout the campaign and will not figure in the squad for the Scottish Cup Final against Inverness Caley Thistle at Hampden tomorrow night.

The Glaswegian, who has also played for Hamilton Accies, Wigan and Everton, was one of Ange Postecoglou’s first recruits for the club when he arrived in early August 2021 as a free agent after quitting Crystal Palace.

All in, McCarthy made a mere five appearances in this title-winning crusade.

TWO FOR THE ROAD…James McCarthy on the ball as Josip Juranovic, who left for Union Berlin in January, watches on in the background.
In the league, he had an eight-minute outing in the win at McDiarmid Park and had another 14 minutes the following weekend in the 6-1 romp against Hibs at Parkhead.
There have been two games in the League Cup – 14 minutes in the 4-1 success over Ross County in Dingwall on August 31 and 18 minutes in the 4-0 win over Motherwell at Fir Park on October 19.McCarthy clocked up eight minutes in the 3-1 Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig in Germany on October 5.

The 42 times-capped anchorman may see a change of pace in the American League as the ideal setting for his soccer swansong.

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