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Villa eye 26-year-old midfielder as promotion chase heats up

According to The Mirror, Aston Villa are in the race to sign Everton’s James McCarthy with our resident Villans fans thinking he’d be a top class signing for their club here in the Transfer Tavern.

The local Villa punters haven’t had much to cheer about in recent times but under Steve Bruce that appears to be changing with them now just four points off the play-off places in the Championship.

At one point this season it looked as though that the only way Villa would get out of the league was into League 1 but now they seem ready to push for promotion.

Certainly, signing someone like McCarthy would be a big statement given his proven Premier League ability and international appearances for the Republic of Ireland.

Any such deal would surely serve as a reminder, too, that Villa are still a huge name in English football and our landlord thinks they’d be looking good to come up if they signed him.

He’s been in and out of the Everton team so far this year but certainly has a lot to offer and would likely become one of the Championship’s key stars according to the main man behind the bar.

Would you like McCarthy, Villa fans? Let us know below!

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