Wonder if there’s any significance in lots of bets coming in on James McCarthy moving to Newcastle – we hope there is some significance there, because James would be a terrific buy for us.
And it’s long term too, because James has lots of experience in the Premier League.
We certainly need to get another central midfield player in this month – if at all possible.
James McCarthy – now 2/1 on SkyBet to join Newcastle
Here’s the information as put out by Chronicle Live today.
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James has made 95 total Premier League appearances for Wigan and Everton and he’s certainly available if Rafa Benitez can persuade him to take the drop down a division for a few months.
The Chronicle had reported on Saturday that we had been offered 9 players on Friday and one of them was of great interest to the club – maybe that was James McCarthy?
Not sure how much he would cost but he would be a strategic buy for us and if we cannot get him in January Rafa could still go after him this summer.
He has played 123 times for Everton with 5 goals but has been out of favor since Ronald Koeman joined the club and he seems to have no future at the Toffees.
James was born in Glasgow and has played 41 times for the Republic of Ireland and grew up supporting Celtic as a child.
Update – 10:30 pm – the latest odds from SkyBet that Newcastle will sign James McCarthy have shortened to 10/11 odds – with Celtic second favourites at 12/1.