James McClean has admitted that playing for Celtic at Parkhead would top the occasion when he played at the Glasgow stadium for the Republic of Ireland against Scotland.

West Brom winger McClean, 28, has made no secret of his support for the Hoops and has recently made it clear that he would love to sign for the Scottish Premiership champions one day in the future.

Many Celtic supporters would also love to see the Ireland winger join the club one day too due to the alignment of his political and religious beliefs that have seen him become somewhat of a pantomime villain south of the border.

In an interview with manager Celtic View, as quoted on the Bhoys’ official website, McClean has make the brutally honest admission that turning out for the Glasgow giants at Parkhead one day would be the pinnacle of his career.

“I was lucky to play once at Celtic Park for Ireland and the result was unfortunate as we lost 1-0 to Scotland, but to play at Celtic Park was unbelievable. If I could do that one day wearing a Celtic jersey then it might even top doing that for Ireland,” he said.

If the Hoops really want to go out and sign McClean then they may have their chance in the upcoming January transfer window after the Telegraph reported that West Brom may consider offloading the former Sunderland winger next month.

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It was understood that Burnley had an £8million offer turned down for him in the summer but may revisit that interest now that the Irishman has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first-team since August.

In other Celtic news, fans have reacted on Twitter to McClean’s huge admission about the Bhoys last week.

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