Only one winner in Newcastle and Everton bidding war


Sky Sports have tonight revealed that both Newcastle United and Everton have made bids for Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy, but the Toffees have to be strong favourites to land the Scot.

This is a rumour that’s been around for most of the summer, with Wigan’s £20 million valuation for the midfielder seemingly cooling interest until the news of a pair of bids broke this evening.

It is encouraging seeing Newcastle actually bidding for players, even though we don’t how much the Magpies have bid, but I can’t really see Newcastle landing him.

Goodison Park is definitely the 22-year-old’s most likely destination, given that he would be keen to link up again with former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.

This is reflected in the odds, with Everton at evens to sign the Scottish international, with Newcastle slightly longer at 2/1, although they have come in from 8/1.

Both clubs are lining up McCarthy as a replacement for potential outgoing central midfielders, Yohan Cabaye in Newcastle’s case and Marouane Fellaini in Everton’s.

However, Fellaini looks much more likely to stay than Cabaye, so maybe Newcastle could land James McCarthy after all.

*Mark Douglas from the Journal has said that no bid has been made yet, but there could be movement in the next few days, especially if Cabaye leaves…

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  • Sandy Ellis says:

    Who. Would want to sign for this Circus
    The whole country is laughing at JF..Kyou
    & Trashley. They are a joke

  • boljon says:

    The state Newcastle are in any half decent
    player would be stupid to even talk to them

  • Ollie says:

    McCarthy is an Ireland international not a scot although he was born in Scotland.

    Know your football, typical journalist.

  • Richard says:

    Good player if Jk can get him and not french as well ………. Way to go jo…………………..

  • Sweepyen says:

    Oreo cakes

  • bluebill says:

    Yeah only one winner EVERTON!

  • Adrian Patterson says:

    James McCarthy is an Irish international and not a Scottish International. That’s a pretty bad error for someone calling themselves a journalist!!!

  • Graham says:

    Lets just hope that players don’t read this or any other Newcastle website….. No player in their right mind would tip up with a bunch of fickle fans slaying the club! And I’m a season ticket holder! B

  • Sharpy17 says:

    I think between Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Bigi and even Jonas we have enough cover for central midfield to be honest. If or when we do sell Cabaye I’d rather the money go on a wide player like Tom Ince or Gylfi Sigurdsson. Dare I suggest Callum McManaman from Wigan instead. But that’s a greater need for us IMO.

  • lovell says:

    Everthings in a mess again even the jerno dnt kno the nationality of targets, mus be 1 of jf fukin k’s mates!! Haha 😉
    Its taken 2month to sign no1…! Cnt see us signin the 2/3 (we need) in less than a wk, alderwirald, mcarthy, ince + a top striker… Fingers crossed but aint happenin, long stressfull season ahead

  • leenufc says:

    No fickle fans here graham just fans with their eyes wide open and seeing what’s actually going on at their club ..we have a right to skate that fat mustard ash ..he’s ruining our club with negativity he spreads …he doesn’t say a word to us …can he actually speak out of that fat smart mouth or is just there to ram food down

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