Bolton, Blackburn made new check on Hamilton youngster McArthur

Hamilton chairman Ronnie MacDonald says they're in no rush to cash in on James McArthur.

Hamilton chairman Ronnie MacDonald says they're in no rush to cash in on James McArthur.

The Herald says the 22 year-old has been watched in recent weeks by Real Betis and Nottingham Forest, and Dutch Eredivisie leaders Twente Enschede are now the latest continental outfit to be credited with an interest in the former Scotland Under-21 star.

Representatives of English Premiership sides Bolton and Blackburn are also understood to have witnessed McArthur’s impressive performance in a 2-1 win at Pittodrie on Saturday.

MacDonald insists, however, that any bid for the midfielder would only be accepted if it the move was right for player and club alike, and not necessarily for reasons of finance.

“At present we have had no confirmed interest in writing for James and all we have had is the usual speculation flying around,” he said. “In fact it is a remarkably similar situation to that we had when James McCarthy was on the verge of his move in the summer to Wigan.

“But what I said then I would reiterate now and that is that we are in no rush or need to sell James.

“I have absolutely no doubt that James has the ability and attitude to go all the way as his application is first class but the next move is a huge one for James and we must make sure it is the right one.”

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