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Toffees manager Roberto Martinez has lavished praise on new signing James McCarthy.

The Spaniard, who managed the midfielder when in charge of Wigan last season, is a long-time admirer of 22-year-old playmaker.

McCarthy was a £13million deadline day arrival, bought into replace Manchester United's £27.5million new recruit Marouane Fellaini.

The Republic of Ireland international is thrilled to be working under the Spanish boss and revealed he wanted to move to Goodison Park as soon as heard of their interest in signing him

He told evertontv: "To be honest I am over the moon. The last few hours have been nerve-racking and I am delighted to be here.

"Once I knew Everton were interested there was no going back - I wanted to come here and try and establish myself."

Roberto Martinez, also speaking to evertontv, praised his new signing, and has predicted that he will go on to big things:

"He is a credit in the way he behaves and the way he performs. All in all, he could potentially be one of the top midfielders in European football.

"James is a veteran already at a very young age. Only at 22, he has played many, many games in the Premier League and is a full international with a terrific attitude and a great personality on the pitch."

He then went on to express his excitement in seeing McCarthy's future progression in the game.

"That really excites me in terms of looking at how he will develop in the next stage of his career."

Everton had a successful summer transfer window with Martinez holding out for important deadline day deals.

McCarthy was the third player to join Everton on transfer deadline day, with Gareth Barry and Romelu Lukaku joining on loan until the end of the season from Manchester City and Chelsea respectively.

The Toffees also managed to retain the services of sought after Leighton Baines, who was the subject of multiple bids from Manchester United.

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