Wigan boss Martinez insists no offers for McCarthy

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is confident James McCarthy will stay.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is confident James McCarthy will stay.

Martinez nodded when questioned whether or not he thought McCarthy would remain a Wigan player for the remainder of the campaign.

Asked if there had been any firm interest in McCarthy, Martinez said: "No."

Speaking this morning ahead of Saturday's league match at Norwich, Martinez added: "We will always feel really pleased with compliments towards our players.

"But James McCarthy is a young man - at 22 he is still developing.

"One day he will be challenging to win titles and to be in the highest position in the game, there is no two ways about it.

"But he is still developing and the performance that he had on Saturday shows that he is developing in the right way.

"He knows that and he knows as well that it is an important time for his role with the national team.

"The last thing he needs now is to be distracted from his good work and the way he is developing."

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