Talks between Everton and Wigan Athletic over the potential transfer of young Latics player James Carragher have broken down without a deal being agreed, it has been reported by the Liverpool Echo.
Carragher is the son of former Liverpool defender Jamie and has come through with the Latics, attracting the interest of Merseyside club Everton of late.
However, as per the Echo, the latest round of talks between the Toffees and the League One side have failed to produce a result, with the young defender currently looking set to remain with Wigan for the time being at least.
He featured for the first-team in a friendly against Oldham Athletic not too long ago and could well be involved in Leam Richardson’s plans next season in the third tier, with a number of good young players coming through at the club in the last few season.
Wigan have also been busy in the transfer window this summer though, too, and we’ll have to see if that prevents Carragher making progress.
If Everton have been keen on him, though, it’s clear he has some talent and potential to boast.
Sometimes these deals don’t go through and we’ll have to wait and see if talks are revisited at another point or whether some other sides come in and try and take him from Wigan.
Athletic would probably like to keep him but they have seen a number of their talented youngsters moving on of late and it would be no shock to see that happen with with Carragher too.
He’s impressed at youth level with the Latics and his career could be a bright one.