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 The Sport Review staff
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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.”

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