Hamilton accept two McCarthy bids

16 July 2009 10:38
Wigan and Wolves have had bids of about £2m accepted for Hamilton midfielder James McCarthy.Wolves were the first club to agree a fee, but with Wigan joining the race it will now be down to the player to chose a preferred destination. [LNB]Hamilton boss Billy Reid said: "It's an understatement to say that losing a player like James is a blow." [LNB]Celtic and Burnley have previously bid for the 18-year-old, who has also been scouted by Liverpool and Chelsea. [LNB]McCarthy rejected a move to Liverpool in 2007, while Chelsea were just one of a number of other clubs to have previously expressed an interest in the Republic of Ireland Under 21 international. [LNB]If McCarthy completes a move he will join his former Hamilton team-mate Brian Easton in the Premier League after the Scotland under-21 left back moved to Burnley earlier in week. [LNB]And there is a possibility that a third product of the Hamilton youth system, James McArthur, could also be on his way to England's top flight. [LNB]His agent, Willie McKay, claims a Premier League club are interested in signing the 21-year-old, although there have been no firm offers yet. [LNB]Wolves have already signed six players this summer, including former Reading striker Kevin Doyle for a club record fee of about £6.5m. [LNB]Wigan, who have signed Honduras midfielder Hendry Thomas and midfielder Jordi Gomez, are also pursuing Swansea striker Jason Scotland.

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