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Newcastle Refuse To Pay Asking Price For Everton’s James McCarthy

Rafa Benitez was keen to sign Everton’s central midfielder James McCarthy in the January transfer window, but for whatever reason it just didn’t happen.

And now there’s news today that West Brom have joined Newcastle in wanting to buy the 26 year-old Republic of Ireland International this summer.

James has massive experience in England’s top flight, having played over 220 Premier League games for Wigan and Everton over the last nine seasons.

26 year-old Everton’s central midfielder James McCarthy

There were even reports late in January that Newcastle had bid £16M for the former Wigan central midfielder.

This Mirror report is that the Baggies want McCarthy to replace Scottish International midfielder Darren Fletcher, who left West Brom as a free agent this summer to join Stoke City.

West Brom are now said to be in pole position to get McCarthy, with Newcastle reported to now be unwilling to meet Everton’s asking price, which is said to be n excess of £15M.

James McCarthy played only 12 times last season for the Toffees mainly due to a series of nagging injuries and he seems to have no future under Dutch manager Ronald Koeman.

In fact he has never played a full 90 minutes for the Toffees this year, so maybe his fitness is a concern to Benitez?

But if this report in the Mirror is accurate then Newcastle have been priced out of a deal for the experienced Republic of Ireland International.

And that seems a little strange if we did indeed bid £16M for this player  in late January.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Carvalho for me gents. Let the Baggies have him

  • toontaff2

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2


  • hibbit

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    please let this be true
    would rather keep Colbeck than spend £15m +on this guy

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    In one word – GOOD

  • jazzyp

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    According to Daryl Murphy… Rafa has thanked him but is going to listen to offers.
    Rafa has said that Murphy will not feature due to the money that Nufc are going to spend in this transfer window.
    Could be exciting times ahead

  • blew

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Good news, now lets move on and get a goal scoring midfielder.


    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Shame but plenty of other options probably a similar price though which is a worry

  • jazzyp

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #8

    25 mill euros for Carvalho or Mcarthy….eeermmm let me think about that !

  • beermonkey

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #9

    Not to bothered on losing out on this one

    Thank god the weather is nice gets me out away from the pc
    But then I have to check to see if we signed any1 so I check on my phone

    So to the person who invented the smart phone I curse you
    Co’s I can’t not check and then I row with the misses cos I am on my bloody phone again. And your to blame

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #10

    Bit of a slow burner this window – yeah not officially open till 1 July – but other clubs appear to have players lined up. Lets hope its a case of Penfold and co keeping the cards close to their chest – fingers crossed


    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Barely seen Carvalho play so I can’t really say much about him…alot of hype but no one has actually gone for him though which is curious

  • hibbit

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #12

    did the window not open on friday ??????

  • jazzyp

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Morning mate.
    Put it this way mate. He’s in a whole new league compared to resigning Gouffy.
    I know one is defensive and Gouffy attack minded. But these are the type of player we should be looking at to take us to the next level.


    Good morning my friend
    How is it on the south coast??
    Dull and overcast in the Midlands

  • kakaobi

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Why have magarine when you can have Nutella

  • beermonkey

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #15


    All good here in the south ty
    And once the sun burns the cloud off it will be glorious and hot
    Shame I can’t get away with going out and playing golf again

    It’s family day but they can have that with my card as it seems thats all I am doing at the moment paying for stuff


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