James McCarthy
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James McCarthy
Position:
Centre Midfield
Caps:
14, Republic Of Ireland *
Signed from:
Wigan
Date signed:
02/09/13
Transfer fee:
£1
Debut:
Contract duration:
5 years
Contract expires:
01/06/16
Born:
Glasgow
D.O.B:
12/11/90
Height:
5' 11" (1.80m)
Nicknames:
Macca
* as at: 03/09/13

Everton paid £13m for James McCarthy on transfer deadline day 2nd September 2013.

Despite being only 22, the midfielder has played over 100 Premier League games under Roberto Martinez whilst at Wigan.

McCarthy made his Hamilton Academicals debut aged just 15. As a regular for the Accies he helped them to promotion to the Scottish Premier League in 2008 and won the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award a year later.

Martinez made the then-18-year-old one of his first signings at the DW Stadium.

Despite being born in Scotland, McCarthy had already pledged his allegiance to the Republic of Ireland because of his Irish grandparents. He has 16 caps.