McCarthy close to new deal

Paul Thomas

James McCarthy is reportedly close to agreeing new terms at Goodison Park.

Reports are suggesting that Everton are close to agreeing a new contract with James McCarthy.

The Blues have been putting the finishing touches to deal which would reward the Republic of Ireland midfielder with a major pay boost.

McCarthy, 23, arrived at the club from Wigan Athletic for £13million on deadline day last season to mixed reviews. However, consistent performances and an effective partnership with Gareth Barry meant he soon became integral to Martinez's new style at Goodison Park.

Of such an impressive standard were the youngsters performances last season, he topped our polls here at RoyalBlueMersey, with a massive 83% rating his season as an A and 48% voting him as our young player of the year, ahead of Barkley and Stones.

Everton's board recently handed Roberto Martinez a new deal, and reportedly want to underline their faith in the Spaniard by handing young stars such as McCarthy and John Stones improved and long-term deals, with the deal for McCarthy set to be approved when he returns for pre-season training.

Do you think James McCarthy deserves an improved deal? Vote and comment below.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Royal Blue Mersey

You must be a member of Royal Blue Mersey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royal Blue Mersey. You should read them.

Join Royal Blue Mersey

You must be a member of Royal Blue Mersey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royal Blue Mersey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker