West Ham Continue To Strengthen, Everton Midfielder Next Target

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Manuel Pellegrini’s determination to propel West Ham United toward the European places is pushing the club into decisive action.

Having signed Samir Nasri, 31, on a six-month deal and enquired about Chile international Gary Medel, 33, the Hammers are hot on the trail of Everton midfielder James McCarthy.

The Republic of Ireland international suffered a double fracture of his right leg during a Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion in January 2018. The Baggies are another club keen on signing McCarthy on loan for the remainder of this season, along with relegation-threatened Fulham.

It’s the Hammers, however, who lead the chase, according to a Daily Mail report. McCarthy, once again fit and ready for first-team action, is not featuring under Marco Silva’s tenure despite the Toffees inconsistent form.

A loan move is seen as the best way to prove his worth but also put himself in the shop window. With eighteen months left on his current deal, he’s approaching the point where a decision must be made regarding his future. If Everton want a fee of any significance, next summer represents the best time to sell.

The former Wigan Athletic player, signed by Roberto Martinez when he was in charge at Goodison Park, is now entering the prime years of his career. Whether Toffees fans get to see them is yet to be decided.