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Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to rumours linking them with Everton's James McCarthy

Republic of Ireland's James McCarthy as Italy's Stefano Sturaro sustains an injury

Aston Villa are said to be interested in Everton midfielder James McCarthy.

Aston Villa fans are excited about the rumours that they are interested in Everton midfielder James McCarthy.

McCarthy is expected to leave Everton in the near future, as he has struggled to break into Ronald Koeman’s starting line-up at Goodison Park (Daily Mirror).

Republic of Ireland's James McCarthy as Italy's Stefano Sturaro sustains an injury

The Republic of Ireland international has attracted the attention of a number of teams, but Villa are said to be one of the front runners.

And fans of the claret and blues certainly seem excited about the prospect that McCarthy could be brought in.

Here is the best reaction from Villa supporters on social media website after the latest rumours.

If McCarthy was to move to Villa, he would be in competition with the likes of Gary Gardner and Mile Jedinak for a place in Bruce’s midfield.

McCarthy’s arrival would add depth to Villa’s squad, as they chase a place in the play offs.

The Villans are currently 13th place in the Championship table - four points away from the top six.

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