James McCarthy is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic as a midfielder. McCarthy made his debut for Hamilton against Queen of the South as a substitute on 30 September 2006, becoming the youngest player to play for Hamilton Academical in the 21st century. On 6 January 2007, at 16 years and 55 days old, McCarthy became the youngest player ever to score in Hamilton Academical's history when he scored in a Scottish Cup defeat against Livingston. He also won the SPFA Young Player of the Year award for the 2008–09 season. Hamilton moved to Wigan Athletic on 21 July 2009, on a five-year deal, believed to be worth just under £1.2 million. He scored his first goal for Wigan in the FA Cup third round victory against fellow Premier League teamHull City on 2 January 2010 and marked his first Premier League start with a goal in a 2–0 victory away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 16 January 2010. In August 2011, McCarthy signed a new five-year contract at the club. McCarthy made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-17s in January 2007 against Italy. He was quickly promoted to the Under-18s and played his first game at that level versus Germany in November 2007. McCarthy received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland national squad in February 2010, for a friendly with Brazil played in London. McCarthy made his competitive debut for the Republic of Ireland on 26 March 2011 in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia.
Roy Keane urges James McCarthy to stay at Everton despite Manchester United
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has urged midfielder James McCarthy to stay at Everton as Man United’s interest picks up. McCarthy, 23, signed for Everton last summer for £16 million as Roberto Martinez brought him to Goodison from Wigan Athletic, after winning the FA Cup. The Irishman has been a star in the Blues’ [...]The post Roy Keane urges James McCarthy to stay at Everton as Man United interest picks up appeared first on Squawka News.
Top 5 value for money EPL signings in 2013-14 so far
The New Year is widely considered to be a time where we forget what’s happened in the past and look toward the future, brighter horizons and new beginnings inclusive. However, the Premier League isn’t quite as forgiving as a resolution might be, and here we’ll look back over the past six months, weighing up who [...]The post Bargain Bucket: Top Five Value For Money PL Signings So Far. Featuring £8.5m Duel King. appeared first on Squawka News.