Wigan demand big money for Everton target McCarthy due to sell-on fee

Everton must cough up big to land Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy.

Everton must cough up big to land Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy.

The Mirror says Blues manager Roberto Martinez wants to pay his previous employers just £12m plus extras for McCarthy, who he signed and brought through the ranks.

But Latics want £15m, in a deal potentially rising in value to £20m.

Wigan need to ask for such a big fee as Martinez agreed to pass a whacking 20 per cent of the profit from his sale to Hamilton Academical, the Scottish club he bought the Glasgow-born Ireland international from four years ago.

Hamilton have already received £3m from Wigan for the 22-year-old, and would be due a further £2m-plus from McCarthy's departure.

 
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