McCarthy is out-of-contract with Crystal Palace in the summer and could leave Selhurst Park – where he plays with fellow Hamilton academy graduate James McArthur – on a free. Newcastle United are now said to be keen on a switch.
There are other suitors interested in McCarthy, who is open to extending his Crystal Palace stay. Celtic are said to be keen on the 30-year-old but McCarthy’s future in London is not likely to be decided until Roy Hodgson’s plans as Selhurst Park manager are decided, opening the door for Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce to make his move.
Burnley are another club interested in the former Hamilton man Newcastle United have been tracking for a number of years. McCarthy is a shining light for the Hamilton academy, making his debut as the youngest player to play for the club in the 21st century before forging a career down south with Wigan, Everton and Crystal Palace.
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