James McCarthy keen to justify transfer fee

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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