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Leeds United have links to Crystal Palace midfielder McCarthy

Leeds United, Newcastle United and West Ham United are interested in signing James McCarthy from Crystal Palace in the summer transfer window, according to 90min.

Aston Villa are also claimed to be interested in securing the services of the 29-year-old former Wigan Athletic and Everton central midfielder.

Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham and Villa have all spoken to Palace in regard to signing the player they paid £8 million for to recruit from Everton in the summer of 2019, according to the report.

West Ham manager David Moyes and Newcastle United boss Steve Brice have been tracking the Republic of Ireland international for a long time and are known fans, according to the report.

McCarthy made 16 starts and 17 substitute appearances this past season in the Premier League for Palace according to WhoScored.

According to WhoScored the experienced midfielder also played once in the FA Cup and once in the EFL Cup.

McCarthy did well at Palace in his first season, returning from the problems with injury that had plagued him over the years.

While a move to Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham or Villa would be tempting, maybe staying at Selhurst Park would be better for the former Everton man.

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