Palace fans have responded to news that James McCarthy has joined the club for a fee of just £3m, according to David Ornstein.
The journalist tweeted on Tuesday night that the central midfielder was travelling to London after the two clubs agreed a transfer fee ahead of his now completed move.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy is currently driving to London after Crystal Palace agreed a fee £3m to sign the 28yo Republic of Ireland international from #EFC. He will undergo a medical and finalise personal terms on Wednesday before completing a move to Selhurst Park #CPFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 6, 2019
David Ornstein’s report differs from that of the Daily Mail, which suggested that Palace would sign the midfielder for £8m, rather than £3m.
The Irish midfielder has struggled for game time over the past three seasons after receiving a number of injuries. He suffered a double leg fracture in January 2018 but has been fit since October last year. Since the 2014/15 season, the midfielder has had eight separate injuries which have kept him out for a considerable amount of games, according to Transfermarkt.
Upon his return, he was not favoured by Marco Silva, and only appeared once in the league in the last campaign.
The 28-year-old brings barrels of experience, having played 223 games in the Premier League, though it must be said that he has only played 17 league games in the past three seasons (Transfermarkt).
Despite this, there has been a pretty positive response from Palace fans, but mostly about the alleged fee. One fan even said that he was “buzzing” and that it was “bargain in today’s market”. Some fans were slightly less pleased, with one calling it a Championship signing.
Here are some of the responses below…
Camarasa news please Orny
— Dan (@danofthesouth_) August 6, 2019
If it’s only 3 million then it’s okay
— doug2121 (@dougCPFC) August 7, 2019
Even when you take injury issues into account, £3 million is impressively cheap. https://t.co/U9KFg0sjGo
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 7, 2019
3million surely that’s a typo?
— Nath (@NathanZwilliams) August 7, 2019
It’s a championship signing
— T.W.L (@tomosleigh) August 7, 2019
That fee as opposed to £8m makes it seem like a much better deal. https://t.co/xqPEds43ve
— Nav_is_tweeting (@tweetingnav) August 6, 2019
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buzzing. think he’s a good player if he can get a run of games under his belt. £3m in today’s market is a bargain
— Rob Coleman (@RobColeman18) August 7, 2019
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