Everton Transfer News: James McCarthy Bid ‘No Way Near’ Says Wigan Chairman

Published July 4, 2014 by gossipzoo

James McCarthy

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has added to Everton’s transfer deadline day woes by announcing that their bid for in-demand midfielder James McCarthy was nowhere near their valuation for the player.

While it is unknown precisely how much the Toffees bid for the player, Whelan was disappointed with both the valuation and the method of payment Everton were hoping to utilise.

Whelan’s response make it clear that Wigan were expecting a large amount paid in full for their Irish international, yet former manager Roberto Martinez offered a lower bid paid in installments over four years.

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Whelan was adamant that his club will not sell McCarthy for such a small amount paid in fractions. He said:

“Everton are not matching what we are looking for. We asked for a certain price from Everton for James McCarthy, and they have not come near it.

“We have to be fair with the player, and our football club. They said they were going to pay us over four years.”

Having seen key midfielder Marouane Fellaini hand in a transfer request and and a deal for Porto’s Fernando – believed to be the Belgian’s first-choice replacement – fall through, this transfer deadline day appears to be going from bad to worse for Martinez’s men.

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