By Frank McAvennie

8th Nov, 2022 | 1:00pm

Celtic idol lambasts James McCarthy for 'taking money off the club' after source's reveal

Frank McAvennie has been “disappointed” by James McCarthy since he arrived at Celtic.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker said Ange Postecoglou’s side won’t get a lot of money for the 31-year-old if they decide to sell him.

On 29 October, sources told this site that the Celts will listen to offers for McCarthy in January and are keen to find him a new club for the second half of the season.

But the Glasgow giants face a major battle to shift the midfielder who signed a four-year contract in 2021 worth around £20,000-a-week.

McAvennie insisted the Green and Whites will struggle to secure a decent fee for the former Ireland international.

They will not get a lot I do not think,” he told Football Insider.

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I am disappointed because he came in and was the kind of player I thought we needed. He is the kind of player I thought would have thrived, I thought he was wonderful.

I do not know what has happened to him. He came in on a long-term contract so it will need to be a good move. . To get that kind of money and get ten minutes here and there, it is not ideal for him or the club.

Do you want to just keep taking money off the club and not doing anything?

McCarthy has made just five appearances for the Parkhead club across all competitions this season.

The centre-mid has played a total of 62 minutes in those outings.

In other news, McAvennie has backed Celtic to complete striker signing after Kyogo Furuhashi latest.