From Toni Kroos to James McCarthy in a matter of 24 hours; According to Sky Sports News, Manchester United are interested in bringing James McCarthy to Old Trafford this summer. The 23-year old cost Everton £13m last summer, and has been at the heart of their midfield all season.
Born in Glasgow, 1990, McCarthy started his career at Hamilton Academical before making the move to Wigan in 2009. He lifted the FA Cup with the Latics in 2013, and then transferred to Everton along with manager Roberto Martinez.
Albeit rather underwhelming going from Toni Kroos to James McCarthy, there would be some logic in the move if it involved a switch with Tom Cleverley going the other way. Roberto Martinez is apparently keen to bring Cleverley to Goodison Park, and if the clubs can sort out some form of swap deal then it wouldn’t be all that bad.
Yes, he wouldn’t be the first name on my list of transfer targets but he’s a better player than the rest of our midfielders in the current squad. Obviously Kroos isn’t available, nor is Kevin Strootman due to injury – so we’ll seemingly have to look elsewhere.
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