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McCarthy joins Crystal Palace from Everton

7 Aug 2019
James McCarthy, Crystal Palace

Republic of Ireland midfielder joins Eagles on permanent deal after six years at Everton

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of midfielder James McCarthy from Everton.

McCarthy moves to Selhurst Park for an undisclosed fee.

"I can't wait to get started," the 28-year-old told Crystal Palace's official website. "It feels like a very nice club, nice family club.

"The fans obviously come out in their numbers and I spoke to James [McArthur], he couldn't speak any more highly of it.

"I'm delighted to be here; it's a fresh start that I thought I needed."

The Republic of Ireland international made 108 Premier League appearances for Everton over a six-year spell at Goodison Park, scoring six goals.

He made a further 115 PL appearances and scored a seven more goals in the competition before joining the Toffees, having started his career in the top flight with Wigan Athletic.

McCarthy becomes Palace's fifth summer arrival, following Stephen Henderson, Jordan Ayew, Gary Cahill and Victor Camarasa.

Palace open their 2019/20 campaign at home to McCarthy’s former club Everton on Saturday.

See: Summer 2019 transfer news

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