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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

James McCarthy

Date of Birth: 12.11.1990
Position: Midfielder
Team supported as youngster: Celtic

James McCarthy is a professional footballer who plays for Everton as a midfielder.

McCarthy made over 100 appearances for Hamilton Academical as a teenager, before being transferred to Wigan in 2009 for an initial £1.2 million.

Although born in Scotland, McCarthy made his competitive debut for the Republic of Ireland on 26 March 2011 in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia.

McCarthy was linked with a move to Everton for most of the summer of 2013, however Everton were reluctant to meet Wigan's asking price and any possible deal looked doomed.

However during the last few hours of the summer transfer window Everton stepped up their chase of McCarthy possibly aided by the finances forthcoming from Marouane Fellaini's transfer to Manchester United.

McCarthy did become an Everton player that night and will wear the number 16 shirt for the 2013-14 season. It was stressed that any move for McCarthy was not dependant on Fellain's move to United, however it certainly helped!


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