Everton may struggle to hold on to £25m rated Tottenham target James McCarthy this January…
Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to bring Everton midfielder James McCarthy to White Hart Lane this January, leaving Arsenal free to chase Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, according to the Mirror.
Mauricio Pochettino was thought to be keen on bringing the Saints’ French midfielder to the club, but with a deal looking unlikely, he has turned his attention to McCarthy.
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez claims he has no intention of selling the defensive midfielder, but if his £25m valuation is met then he may be convinced.
Everton have been struggling somewhat this season, but McCarthy has a close relationship with Martinez. The Republic of Ireland international has played 57 times for for the Merseysiders, while also playing 133 games for Martinez’s former team Wigan Athletic.
If Spurs can keep up their current form, then they could even make the Champions League next season; surely an attractive prospect for McCarthy.
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