Rafa Goes After Some Class Midfield Talent – But This Player Will Be Expensive


Sports writer Dean Jones works for the Bleacher report and right out of the blue today he says that Newcastle could now make a move for James McCarthy who we have been after since early January when we tried to sign him during the last transfer window.

We know Rafa is keen on the player but not too keen on the £25M price tag it may take to get the very experienced Everton player to Newcastle.

But on the other hand, we have not spent much money in the transfer market so far and in fact by our reckoning only £4.5M net for the first five deals including Mikel Merino. – who should sign for us on a season long loan deal today with an obligation to buy next summer for £6M.

The 21-year-old Spaniard should sign for us on a season long loan deal today with an obligation to buy next summer for £6M.

26-year-old James McCarthy in Republic of Ireland colors

So we certainly have money available to buy some class players this summer, as well as Rafa and Lee Charnley getting some decent deals completed fairly cheaply so far this summer.

This is the tweet sent out by Dean Jones:

James McCarthy was injured a lot last season and seemed to be out of favor with new Dutch manager Ronald Koeman and we cannot believe James would be happy to stay at the club for another season.

He is available for transfer but maybe what the Magpies need to do is to test the waters with say a bid of £18M and take it from there?

James has made 220 total Premier League appearances for Wigan and Everton and he’s certainly available.

He has played 127 times for Everton with 6 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 would you believe

Newcastle was supposed to have made a £16M bid for James in late January but that was turned down by the Toffees.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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165 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Jul 28, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #161

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    Jul 28, 2017 at 4:41 PM

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    Jul 29, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #164

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  • Phil K

    Jul 29, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #165

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