The Spaniard is yet to commit his future to Newcastle. However, in case he does sign a new deal with the Magpies, he would proceed with the idea of bringing the Everton midfielder to St James’ Park.
Newcastle have had been linked with a move for McCarthy before, but this time they have a good chance of signing him up.
McCarthy, who is on £50k-per-week wages at Everton, has struggled with injuries in recent years, and didn’t make a single appearance last season.
Marco Silva could allow him to leave the club this summer, and therefore the 41-cap Republic of Ireland international should be a much cheaper target now.
McCarthy has featured 228 times in the Premier League, and he is a player with loads of experience. However, given his recurrent injury problems in recent years, there will always be a fear about whether he will at all get back to his best, and thereby his signing could prove to be risky.