Everton transfers: James McCarthy ‘over the moon’ with Toffees move

Everton transfers: James McCarthy says he is "over the moon" after sealing a £13m move to the Toffees from Wigan Athletic

The Sport Review staff
By    
Roberto Martinez
Everton manager Roberto Martínez Photo: Back Page Images

James McCarthy has admitted he is “over the moon” to be an Everton player after completing a £13m move to the Toffees on deadline day.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder signed a long-term contract with the Merseyside outfit after his national team manager Giovanni Trapattoni gave the youngster permission to leave the Irish camp to resolve his future.

Everton manager Roberto Martínez brought McCarthy to Wigan Athletic as a prodigious teenager from Hamilton Academical in 2009, with the 22-year-old scoring seven goals in 115 Premier League appearances.

The Spaniard was named as David Moyes’ successor at Goodison Park earlier this summer, and McCarthy is thrilled to follow the former Swansea City midfielder to Everton.

“To be honest I am over the moon. The last few hours have been nerve-racking and I am delighted to be here,” McCarthy told Everton’s website.

“Once I knew Everton were interested there was no going back – I wanted to come here and try and establish myself.

“I worked under the manager for four years at Wigan, they were four brilliant years. I loved every minute of that. I know some of the boys who are here so it was a no-brainer to be honest.”

MORE: Seven reasons why Chelsea must keep Cesc Fabregas

MORE: 20 Chelsea targets Conte could sign to replace Terry

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Miami WTA Preview: Kerber and Pliskova head field, but Vesnina and Kuznetsova on a roll
Slideshow
The Sport Review
20 Arsenal transfer targets Arsene Wenger could sign in the summer
The Sport Review
20 Chelsea transfer targets Antonio Conte could sign in the summer
The Sport Review
15 of the best foods to eat after a gym workout
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
12 young Arsenal players who fans should get excited about
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Miami Open 2017: British hopes rest on Konta, as Edmund, Evans, Watson, Bedene lose openers
The Sport Review
The latest official update on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez contract talks
The Sport Review
Sir Alex Ferguson reacts to Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Man United exit