Newcastle United are reported to be ready to make a move for top Everton midfielder James McCarthy, according to the Mail.
The former Wigan player is a very good player and has played well in the Premier League for a number of years now and he has creativity and good technical ability – in short he’s a very good all around midfielder.
James McCarthy – 25 year-old Everton midfielder
The 39 times capped Ireland International moved to Everton three years ago for £13M to rejoin Roberto Martínez, who was the Wigan manager who signed the 25 year-old from Hamilton Academical back in 2009.
We are not sure exactly how much he would cost, but maybe Rafa is lining up midfielders in case Moussa Sissoko finally leaves Newcastle to join his dream club – which is currently Inter-Milan.
Newcastle also have made a £4M profit so far this summer on their transfer business so we have money to spend.
The news in the Mail is Everton boss Ronald Koeman doesn’t seem to rate the midfielder and he is now looking to offload him before the end of August, which has caused Newcastle to become interested.
But it will be very difficult for Newcastle to persuade a top Premier League player like McCarthy to join Newcastle in the second division, when there are certain to be clubs in the Premier League very interested in signing the experienced Irishman.
James has played 115 times with 5 goals over the last three years for the Toffees and he played 133 games with 8 goals in four years at Wigan.
What do you think?