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West Brom winger and Republic of Ireland international James McClean has once again been vocal in his admission that he would love to play for Celtic one day.

McClean, as quoted in the Celtic View, made the huge admission that he would “give anything” to play for the Hoops, in a story picked up on by Football Insider, and that he told his wife: “I have always wanted to play for Celtic.”

The 28-year-old is a long-time favourite of Hoops fans for his outspoken support of the Bhoys and his political beliefs, and this latest story has stirred up the usual excitable reaction.

Those pleas from the player to move to Glasgow must be music to the ears of the Hoops support.

There’s one problem though: he’s exactly the type of player that the Scottish champions don’t need right now and the Scottish champions should simply not pay any attention to his eagerness.

The Bhoys are currently overflowing with wingers, with James Forrest and Scott Sinclair the current first-team starters.

The other candidates for the positions are Jonny Hayes, who the Hoops spent a million on, and the currently injured Patrick Roberts, who the Daily Record reported that Celtic were willing to spend £8million on.

Celtic have far more pressing issues to deal with at the moment then signing another attacking player that would feature in the middle of the park.

A new centre-half is paramount, particularly as last season’s first-choice duo of Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata are off form, and the Hoops should be looking to get another striker in, especially if Moussa Dembele leaves in January.

Whilst I’m sure Brendan Rodgers would like an established Premier League ace of McClean’s stature at the club, now isn’t the right time for the West Brom man to make his dream move to Glasgow.

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