James McCarthy keen to justify transfer fee

James McCarthy of Wigan Athletic looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Doncaster Rovers at DW Stadium on August 20, 2013
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Everton midfielder James McCarthy reveals that he is eager to justify the £13m transfer fee that the club paid Wigan Athletic for him on deadline day.

New Everton signing James McCarthy has revealed that he is keen to justify the £13m transfer fee that the club paid Wigan Athletic for his services.

The 22-year-old Irish midfielder signed a long-term deal with the Toffees on deadline day.

"It is a price tag and one I need to deal with," Sky Sports News quotes McCarthy as saying. "I am looking forward to trying to prove why I am here.

"It is not going to be easy, we have got a lot of competition for places. I am going to give it my best shot and hopefully I can do well."

McCarthy could make his Everton debut on Saturday when the team hosts Chelsea in the Premier League.

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