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Chelsea Ready to Bid For James McCarthy?

Chelsea Ready to Bid For James McCarthy?

Wigan Athletic midfield ace James McCarthy is a surprise transfer target of Chelsea according to the People, who claim Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to make a £6 million bid.

McCarthy is a real gem and was brought south from SPL side Hamilton by Roberto Martinez for just over £1 million in the summer of 2009, turning 20 last November the Republic of Ireland international has got a massive future ahead of him.

Likened by many to a young Steven Gerrard, McCarthy has been greatly missed by the Latics during time out with an ankle injury, so much so that they find themselves in the bottom three having picked up just 12 points in the 15 league games that he missed.

McCarthy was always going to go on to bigger and better things, but it was hoped that he would serve his 'apprenticeship` with the Latics and be around the DW Stadium for another two seasons at least.

Chelsea may be too big a club to turn down but the reputed £6 million isn`t. A player of McCarthy`s age, potential and current abilities and maturity must be worth at least three times that amount.

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday January 30 2011
Time: 10:20AM


£6 mil for Macca, nowhere near enough
30/01/2011 10:23:00
He must be really good,I'm Irish and no one over here knows a thing about him.Don't know why any young player would join Chelsea,they never kick a ball.
30/01/2011 11:39:00
We should sign him and if wigan suggests he's worth more then we have to pay more, but if we sign him he shud be loaned to wigan for 2 years or so to continue he's development, as a wigan fan says , chelsea youth don't even get a kick, an I agree 100%.. Weves started blooding youth but there's not enough trust in them
30/01/2011 12:01:00
You'll find out about him Pking, he'll be a permanent fixture in the Rep of Ireland midfield for years to come
30/01/2011 12:04:00
I don't think the Irish have heard of anything but Man UTD, however, this lad chose to play for Ireland over Scotland, for reasons best known to himself. He's already played for the Irish National side, so it's strange he's unheard of, however I think he's worth about 10 mill at Present, but potentially, I reckon double that. He gets better and better with each season.
30/01/2011 12:12:00
He wont go to Chelsea but I do see him as a perfect replacement for Paul Scholes at Old Trafford.
Standish mon
30/01/2011 16:13:00
WN1 - the reason he chose Ireland over Scotland is well documented. He wanted to play for Scotland but the Sweaty Socks, in their wisdom, deemed Macca not good enough. Macca has Irish grandparents and the FAI invited him to play for them. In effect, Macca did not choose Ireland over Scotland, Scotland didn't want him.
Gallopin Nobrot
30/01/2011 21:37:00
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