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Tottenham keen on swoop for unhappy James McCarthy

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According to The Daily Mail, Irish midfielder James McCarthy is unhappy with Everton, following failed contract talks at Goodison Park.

It's believed the Toffees promised more than one new player a new contract, including McCarthy, however, he has not been given a deal and is therefore unhappy at the club. 

Despite manager Roberto Martinez making it clear that the defensive midfielder will not move this summer, McCarthy could agree to a move to White Hart Lane if Tottenham Hotspur make an official approach.

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A likely move?

Between Everton and McCarthy, the issue seems to be based around the contract. Despite Martinez making it clear that he does not want the midfielder to move, he's failed to initiate any new contract negotiations with the Irish midfielder.

I think a move to Tottenham could be likely as a consequence, as he would move to a slightly superior club and would probably get a better wage than at Everton. Despite that, I really don't think the Toffees will let him go easily.

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Tottenham interest

Earlier this month there were rumours that Tottenham were planning on signing Everton pair Kevin Mirallas and McCarthy at the same time, with a £25million offer reportedly being made; £5m for Mirallas and £20m for McCarthy.

The Irish midfielder signed for Everton back in 2013 for around £13m and I don't see Everton letting him go for close to double that price, which is a lot, even if you consider Tottenham's finances.

Do Tottenham really need him?

With the departures of Etienne Capoue, Benjamin Stambouli and Paulinho, Spurs have been left with a big gap in midfield. They do still have Ryan Mason, Christian Eriksen and Moussa Dembele, however all of those midfielders are very attacking minded and Tottenham are left without a quality defensive midfielder.

McCarthy is great at blocking the ball and is a strong player who focuses very well on the game. He has also proven that he can score goals, netting two last season with Everton as well as making an assist.

In my opinion, McCarthy is a very good defensive midfielder who would greatly improve the Tottenham side and really take them to another level. He's great defensively, which what you want in a player sitting in front of your back four, and Spurs could do with the added solidity.

Indeed, in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign, Tottenham finished 5th and conceded 53 goals - the same amount as Burnley, who finished 19th. 

Deal there to be made

It really seems as if McCarthy is set to move away from Goodison Park after the promises made by Everton were not fulfilled. This would be a good deal for both parties, as Tottenham would get a quality midfielder and Everton would be getting at least £20m plus potentially Aaron Lennon. 

Everton fans, do you want McCarthy to stay? Spurs fans what do you think about him? Would he be a good signing? Let us know in the comments below.

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