According to the Express this morning, Everton letting James McCarthy go to West Brom could help speed up the process of the Bhoys’ chase for Oliver Burke.
The Irish midfielder has been left out in the cold for Everton in recent times with some nasty injuries having played a part.
And, by the looks of things, he could leave Everton soon and head to West Brom with the Toffees apparently not wanting him right now.
That said, then, the Blues might help us in the chase for Burke as once McCarthy goes to the Hawthorns, the winger will be that bit freer to leave the Midlands.
For sure, the sooner this all happens the better for us now with the Dubai trip on the way and then the rest of the season thereafter.
He’d be a good signing for us, I feel, and it would at last show some intent after a pretty slow start to the window.