James McCarthy - The Hunt Is On
It looks like the race is on for the signature of Latics midfield man James McCarthy
The Sunday Times are reporting that Spurs have shown an interest in the 22 year old Republic of Ireland international, who still has 3 years left of a four year contract at the DW Stadium, but it is also well known that Arsenal have been monitoring McCarthy's progress for the past couple of seasons with Wenger a big admirer.
With 'other' clubs also in the rumour mill with regards to McCarthy the Times are quoting a £20 million price tag, and why not, he already has 15 full international caps, made 115 appearances for the Latics and won the FA cup, he was an ever present for the Latics in the Premier League last season, only turned 22 in November, plus when you consider that Joe Allen cost £15 million and Jordan Henderson close on £20 million then the fee being bandied about is a little bit generous to the buying clubs
McCarthy is a prodigious talent, he is destined for a top career, there is no glitz or bad press attached to him, he is level headed and the perfect professional with his feet firmly on the ground, whoever pays £20 million for him will be getting a steal, he is going to go, so let's make sure we get what he's worth
McCarthy's Crowning Glory
By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic