The Mirror says McCarthy's dream move to Everton will net his old club Hamilton a staggering £1million-plus - and the Scottish club settled for less to get the deal go through.
Midfielder McCarthy's bid to follow Roberto Martinez from Wigan to Goodison was blocked in a row over the valuation.
Hamilton Accies were due 20 per cent of the profit from the deal. They had already collected around £2.5 million for him and were due a further jackpot.
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