Premier League side Crystal Palace have confirmed the news that they have completed the signing of James McCarthy, via their official website.

The Eagles have been in the market for some late additions to their squad ahead of the transfer window closing on Thursday, and they picked up two such signings over the course of Wednesday.

After announcing a move for Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa, news then broke that Palace have signed Everton enforcer McCarthy, as they looked to reinforce their midfield in the wake of Jason Puncheon leaving.

This is a big season for the Eagles, a side who have flirted with relegation out of the Premier League for the last two terms, and who will be looking for a much safer life this time around.

McCarthy will take plenty of experience to Selhurst Park with him, as he looks to resurrect his career at Palace, after a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a serious injury.

In that time the Republic of Ireland international fell down the pecking order at Goodison Park, to the point that he was allowed to leave when the Eagles came calling for his services.

McCarthy has made more than 350 appearances in his career so he will bring a wealth of experience to Palace with him, as he became their fifth signing of the summer after the additions of Jordan Ayew, Stephen Henderson, Gary Cahill and Camarasa.

The Irish midfielder, who has 41 caps for his country, joined Everton from Wigan Athletic in 2013, and went on to feature on 133 occasions for the Toffees in all competitions, finding the back of the net six times in that spell.

The 28-year-old leaves Goodison Park for Palace for a fee believed to be in the region of £3 million, as he looks for regular first-team football to put his injury nightmare behind him.


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