Irishman is currently wanted by a whole host of top-flight clubs.
Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Wigan Athletic midfield player James McCarthy this summer, however, the north London club are said to be unwilling to meet the Championship club’s £20 million valuation of their star player, says the Sunday Times.
The Republic of Ireland international has just enjoyed an outstanding season for the Latics, and this despite the fact that Roberto Martinez’s side were ultimately relegated from the Premier League come the end of the campaign.
However the 22-year-old, who has been at the DW stadium for the past four seasons, managed to find the back of the net three times in his 42 appearances in all competitions for the struggling club, and as a result Tottenham are said to be keen to lure the player to White Hart Lane when the summer transfer window reopens for business on July 1.
There remains one major stumbling block, though, to the move taking place and that is Wigan’s insistence that any potential suitor meets their £20m valuation of McCarthy, with Spurs believed to only be willing to spend £15m on the Irishman.