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6th Jun, 2018 | 3:40pm

McClean dream looks further away than ever, Celtic will never pay reported asking price


It’s no secret that West Brom’s James McClean is a Celtic fanatic who would love to play for the club.

He even revealed, as reported by the Scottish Sun last month, that it was his ‘dream’ to one day play for the Hoops.

That dream looks further away now more than ever though, after the Birmingham Mail reported that West Brom has set a £6million asking price for the 29-year-old.

Stoke recently had a £4million bid for the player knocked back, as the Baggies are holding out for more than that.

No offence to the player who no doubt has some qualities, but there is no chance that the Hoops would even think about paying that much money for a player who is almost 30-years-old.

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For the Hoops to sign McClean they would need to equal their transfer record that they set buying Chris Sutton and John Hartson, and they are highly unlikely to do that for a winger who is not guaranteed to start every game, with James Forrest in such good form.

Add to that the fact that McClean’s contract runs out in a year’s time, the chances of the Hoops paying the asking price for him get slimmer by the hour.

It seems that the dream will have to remain just that for McClean, no matter how desperate he is to make his dream move to Glasgow.

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