Everton midfielder James McCarthy dismisses exit claims amid transfer speculation

Everton midfielder James McCarthy has denied reports that he’s looking to leave the club in the summer, with the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with his signature in recent weeks. The Republic of Ireland international says his immediate future will be at Goodison Park, reports ESPN.

McCarthy, 24, has been one of few positives of Everton’s season, as the Merseysiders have struggled for form throughout the campaign, which has seen them in the bottom-half of the Premier League table for the majority as a result. The former Wigan Athletic midfielder has continued to impress, however, and has been tipped to make the move this summer of clubs come in for his services.

His manager Roberto Martinez won’t want to sell him, as he has ageing Gareth Barry to replace for the long-term soon, so his job will be even harder to fix the spine to the team if he were allow McCarthy to exit the club. The player himself doesn’t appear too keen to make the move either, and has denied holding talks with any of the clubs being linked with his name.

“It is news to me if a club is going to come in and buy me in the summer. have not spoken to anyone. I have not heard anything. I have got time on my contract here. As it stands, I am tied down just now anyway. I am happy here. Nothing has changed from day one. I love it and I am still loving life. The media has done a few stories but I am delighted to be here and I have many years still to come,” he said.

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