Newcastle Have £16M Bid For James McCarthy Rejected


There’s news in the Mail tonight  that Newcastle have made a £16M bid for Everton central midfielder James McCarthy, but the Toffees have turned it down.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright has told the Magpies the 26 year-old 41 times capped Republic of Ireland international is simply not for sale.

So we don’t know if Everton will agree to a loan deal with an option or obligation to buy in the summer, but this is more proof that Newcastle are going all out to try to sign the 26 year-old this month in some capacity.

Everton midfielder James McCarthy – £16M bid turned down

The bid of £16M is very close to Newcastle’s highest ever transfer fee of £17M we paid to Real Madrid to get Michael Owen to the club in August of 2005.

Newcastle have been trying to sign McCarthy for several weeks now, but it’s now getting very close to the transfer deadline – it’s about three days and three hours away at the time of writing – approximately.

We may hear more news about this over the weekend, but the statement that he is not available for transfer, after he has been unable to get much playing time under new manager Ronald Koeman this season seems a little strange.

James McCarthy is also becoming a little unsettled on Merseyside and he is now said to be keen to join the Rafa revolution on Tyneside.

It had been reported that Newcastle would only go after loan deals in this window, because we did not want to spend big money in this transfer window, but if  we are bidding £16M for McCarthy why not bid £10M for Andros Townsend and tie up that deal?

Crystal Palace want to sell Andros this month so they could be amenable to the sale of the former Tottenham and Newcastle winger.

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49 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #1

    This has got to be bollox. 16 million? C’mon seriously give me a break.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #2

    manxpie,
    I do not believe that a team was put out to throw the cup, of course it is a matter of opinion.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #3

    16 mill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank fusk for that
    spend it on Hughes

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  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Belfast (blog legend )

    Do you do fambly membership ?

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  • manxpie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #5

    9 changes,a defense that has never played together let alone players that have actually played much in years
    plus a few youngsters
    and you think we went for it?
    Come on I know it goes against you hammering Ashley and previous managers for the same thing but that is throwing it

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #6

    manxpie,
    Pardew was criticised for throwing cups while we were sitting pretty in tenth with nothing else what so ever to play for, Rafa said he’d put out a squad he thought could win, he also made a point of saying he wouldn’t lie to fans, something that the even the lying tw@t Pardew couldn’t bring himself to say.

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  • beefman13

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #7

    No Way is he in the 16m bracket, we need creativity as well as graft,yes id rather have him than ginger pubes but we need another Cabaye type.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Nonsense bid! £10/12M should buy Townsend & the same sort of figures for Tom Ince. Not convinced Mc Carthy is the sort of player we need.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #9

    The only statement I want to make on today’s debacle is; Thank god it wasn’t on TV.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail,
    I used to come on here a lot more but realized it served little purpose. I wrote a whole book on here 5 or 6 years ago about the need to get rid of Ashley and got dogs abuse. You just go around in circles wasting your time. Fans have set ideas about the club and never change their opinions.
    I am quite content when the club wins and do not need to share my happiness with others discussing the merits of the win, the formation or who should play next etc.or who we should buy Thats down to the manager and he does not read this blog. Likewise most of Eds rumours about who we are targetting is 99% bollocks. It is all a waste of effort to write on here because we influence nothing of consequence.
    But I do feel the need to criticize when we lose or do not compete. It helps me rationalize what the club is all about because the run of victories disguise the problems at the club and a defeat like todays brings into focus the problems the club has and which have not changed under Benitez.
    Basically the club will not move forward until we have a good owner. We have a good manager but he is wasting his time. I am back to the Ashley problem but nobody gives a monkeys as long as we win. It is all very short termism because we will lose again in the Prem and Ashley will be back in the fans focus. I am just looking ahead and getting a bit depressed on a day which is bad enough.

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  • Thump

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Why don’t we just bet £16m at Aspers and clear off Ashley’s loan debt?

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Beefman
    You have obviously not seen him play
    He is absolutely creative he is tough but above all a creative mid
    Just what we need

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Hope we are not now going to panic & offer silly money. McCarthy is about 4th Choice at Everton now they have Schnederlien. Wasn’t that good at Wigan. Can do better!

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  • Belfast

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #14

    He’s got something like 11 assists in over 200 games Yorky. Colback has actually got more in less games.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Cheer up Jmiley, you will see silverware under Rafa Benitez, I am sure of it.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t care about price not my money equally with wages

    I like McCarthy would make a good CM in the PL with Shelvey beside him so if we can get him now am all for it. I don’t understand Everton reluctance though? They have a lot of CMs and he’s not going to play seems a waste

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  • hitman

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #17

    jimley i remember there was a few of us on here that said it would all end in tears when jabba rocked up to the toon.
    as for today 1 of them days all we have now is the championship to worry aboot.
    onwards and upwards

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  • anthc

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #18

    The transfer market is ridiculously inflated thanks to all the extra tv money. Van anholt is a great example, sunderland paid 1.5 mill in 2014 then sell him for 14 mill which is absolutely ludicrous. Add in the fact this is the January window when everything is more expensive and your paying well over the odds to get your man.
    Our squad is clearly lacking after today’s showing but I’m still happy to keep our coin till the summer. As for mbemba for townsend no thanks. Mbemba is young with talent who didn’t abandon ship as soon as he could unlike others.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #19

    It doesn’t matter jail it’s still throwing it whether he tells the truth or not
    that’s my point
    to lose 3-0 to a league 1 team our worst result of the season can’t do any good imo regardless of how ya like to look at it
    Hardly great for the players too especially the youngsters

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #20

    IMO
    Mc Carthy is a very very good premier league player
    He has suffered from managerial change at Everton that’s all
    At £16 m he is cheap in today’s money he would be an ideal partner for shelvey but could also play as creative mid on his own when shelvey is next suspended
    Get him in

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  • Australian Pie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Was at the game today unfortunately…… Manxpie you realise Rafa did a similar thing last FA cup match which we won 4-0.

    We have 2 very big league games coming up and the players he put out should have been able to do the job but didn’t.

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  • beefman13

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Yorky, seen him play many times, a good player, and fair enough he does like to push forward a bit as well and put a tackle in, 16m not for me though, maybe 10.

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Colback mk2

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Message to Cashley. Invest wisely NOW or sink into oblivion. Look what’s happened to those teams who haven’t bounced straight back :
    Leeds, Sheff Wed, Derby, Cardiff, Wigan,Wolves, Ipswich.,Reading. Blackburn & others.The Championship is full of also ran ex Prem Clubs who have struggled mid table for years.
    Mike my man act now or forever regret it!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #25

    manxpie,
    Throwing it is putting out a team that he knows has no chance of winning, we had a 12M pound striker playing, nobody is happy we lost, you’re more gutted that Pardew got grief for fielding weakened teams while being tge patsy

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #26

    *the patsy for his boss!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Australian Pie,
    Well said, again tge players who should have stepped up to prove a point didn’t or aren’t good enough.

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #28

    He is nothing like coback

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  • jimiley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Hit,
    Been watching the Toon since 1963. Missed Fairs Cup in a coma in hospital. 54 years of pain and the worst owner ever who does not want to go anywhere. I will never see the club win a league title and even one of these crap cups which nobody takes seriously is looking beyond us. Thats why I am pissed off when we do not compete. A weak team is not competing and after 53 years of failure, I am short on tolerance. I do not have a blue sky vision for the future of the club under Ashley and time is running out.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Let’s face it. If any of the previous coaches had put out a c team he would’ve been crucified.

    Still, cups are seriously downgraded these days. No big deal.

    On this, I like our ambition money-wise, but 16 mil for this guy?!

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  • Australian Pie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Ratings from the game:

    Selz – 3 – provides no confidence, little leadership again and again
    Hanley – 5 – despite losing 3-0 the CB’s did an ok job, not great but ok
    Good – 5 – see Hanley, good display being his first first team game in 2-3 years
    Haidara – 4 – glimpses of form but very inconsistent
    Gamez – 4 – meh
    Barlaser – 3 – we Lost this game solely in midfield, not good enough
    Hayden – 4 – as above although slightly better
    Lazaar – 4 – ok going forward poor defensively
    El Mahanni – 3 – Ineffective
    Perez – 5 – surprisingly man of the Match for me, not a great game but best on the park
    Mitro – 4 – could have had a few goals, if he had taken them could have been a differnt game, needs to be up for it the whole 90 not just patches.

    Horrible game to watch from Newcastle. Oxford did deserve the win, it wasn’t a lucky result from them at all.

    Let’s hope the pain is short lived with 2 wins this week in the league.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Cyprus,
    Ffs man, how many times has it got to be said, Pardew and Carver done it when looking very safe in the league with absolutely nothing else to play for.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #33

    A spend of £20/25 M now must be a better bet than finishing 3rd and missing out in the play offs. We sold the silver in the Summer : Sissoko, Wijnadrum & Townsend. nows the time to reinvest it wisely. The sickener may be that Mc gets his Derby side up with Chris Huyton’s Brighton & Leeds. Both Bent & Ince are reborn at Derby at the moment.

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  • reilly

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #34

    after the comments i have seen all over social media tonight,i hope rafa fks off.
    the fkin melt down is a total joke its why we get called deluded by oppo fans.
    hang your heads in shame.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Jimiley I can relate to what your saying mate. It’s the true lack of ambition that’s really getting to me. What other club could drop into the Championship & get 52000 every other week. Notwithstanding the tremendous away support we always take. Really sorry for the 1700+ that took the long journey to Oxford to have to endure that trash. They should all be reimbursed and +treated to free entry for the next match

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  • cyprus

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail
    I read you, disagree. You’re being kind to Rafa. So am I. These cups don’t matter in the bigger scheme.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #37

    “Rafa Unhappy With Performance – Championship Is Priority”

    Well F***k you too… Seriously .

    Soooo sick of this. Oxford for f***k sakes. 3:0

    Disgrace of epic proportions. People are foing to get a naassstyyyy surprise next year. We signed a total of 0 players.

    Toss up between two crap players to be honest. We should be looking at continental talent. Nothing from Germany ? Nothing from Italy.

    We are in deep trouble. Same story every year. Ashley must think survival in the PL with Benitez is a high possibility. Can see happening already.

    He is in for a nasty surprise.

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #38

    West lancs
    Don’t get too down
    Derby need 89 /90 points to go up automatic that means 46 from 19 really un likely even Leeds need 40 from 18 again unlikely .of course we could cave in but 31 points would more than likely see us up,
    I don’t even think derby will make the play offs
    I appreciate these numbers are based on previous seasons but history very consistent

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  • cyprus

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Those you mention put out full strength teams, comparatively, we were just not good enough.

    This outfit today would have been lucky to scrape a win. Rafa won’t be too disappointed. Neither will I. But truth must be said.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #40

    So much for Rafa wanting to win a trophy, tactics yet again, how many more times are fans going to be quiet.

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