Newcastle Could Sign Talented Ireland International In January

Newcastle are said to be in the running to sign Everton midfielder James McCarthy in the January transfer window, since James has struggled to get game time under new Dutch manager Ronald Koeman on Merseyside.

It’s strange but managers prefer certain kinds of players and it seems that Koeman doesn’t rate the Glasgow-born 39 times capped Ireland International.

His home town club Celtic are also said to be in the running for James, who started his career at Hamilton Academicals after trying out and being turned down by Celtic as a youngster.

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James McCarthy – Newcastle interested in this player

James has made just 3 appearances for the Toffees this season but has also been out with injury;  it seems he is surplus to requirements on Merseyside and will be made available for transfer in January.

Just how good a chance Newcastle have of signing James in January will depend on how well we ware positioned in the Championship.

If we are high up in the table Newcastle should have a decent chance of signing McCarthy given that Rafa Benitez is interested in the central midfielder, as the press is reporting.

James played four seasons at Wigan from 2009 under manager Roberto Martinez and signed for Everton in 2013 when Roberto took over there and he’s since made 116 appearances with 5 goals for the Toffees.

When he was at Wigan he played 116 times with 8 goals.

Rafa will be keen to sign as many quality players in January as possible to both help our promotion drive and also strengthen the squad – in the hope we can get promoted and back to the Premier League in May.

Newcastle have money available after we made a £31M profit in the summer transfer window.

Even without that profit Rafa was promised significant transfer funds last summer to build the squad as part of the agreement he reached with Newcastle to stay on as manager for the next three years.

Newcastle are now listed as joint 4-1 favorites with Celtic to sign McCarthy in January, with Newcastle’s odds continuing to shorten.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 25, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #1

    I don’t get this one. Don’t have a big impression of the player either way to be honest. I could see it in the summer and maybe if things aren’t going to plan in January and we can’t secure, for want of better wording, better players, then maybe.

    I, like I think most people out there, do expect us to be promoted. Whilst I like not being cocky, it is this seasons target. So would hope we can aim higher than McCarthy. Maybe I’ve missed the point with him though.

    I am getting ahead of myself, but then again, so is talking about the January window in September.

  • firebug666

    Sep 25, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #2


    News is slow and so old stories from the summer are regurgitated. I doubt Everton will let him go, a bit like over the summer unless they can replace him they will need him.

    More stories to follow soon no doubt, guessing Everton will be linked with a host of replacements.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 25, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #3

    In true fashion I missed the bloody bus again. So I’m a loon now am I? Because we disagree I’m a loon. What a w@nker. You still think you have the right to call me for not boycotting then? What would boycotting cost you? Nothing, because to boycott you need to be going first, don’t you. I’ve gone for 50 years, but I should do as you say? You realky have a high opinion of yourself. Where’s your boycott now then? Never really started did it? So all 50k fans who refused to boycott were the problem? Seriously, do you know what a knob you sound? Obviously not. So let me tell you. I never have told you how to live your life, where do you get off telling me how to live mine? Do you seriously think I’d listen to such a nobody? REALLY? Funny little man. You sound like one of those first world war generals telling the troops to go over the top, whilst you sit miles away from all the flack. Comedy gold.

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 25, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #4

    firebug…I can’t contain my excitement.

    Bobby…Chill out. Go back a thread, if you want to of course.

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 25, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #5

    No again Bobby. I called you a loon for thinking that only a Toon fan could understand that feeling, if that is indeed what you think.

    Not for disagreeing with me. That would be lunacy.

    Comparing me to a General? Quite a bizarre one to be honest.

    Again…It is an important word, no reading between the lines needed….”PART” part of the problem Bobby.

    The point being, that if the customers keep accepting the product, the business feels no need to change the product. It’s the business side of things Bobby. You don’t want to think about that side, then fine, but exists. Honest.

    Honestly, those videos of all those fans who were boycotting broke my heart. My views were only in the best interest of the club I love and I wont apologise. You may think it laughable, but I’m actually quite proud of my PART (there’s that word again) in it all.


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