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McCarthy wont go for cheap price

McCarthy wont go for cheap price

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Hamilton has turned down a rather 'cheap' offer from Portsmouth for their teenage sensation James McCarthy. The 18-year old won the PFA Scotland young player of the year recently.

James McCarthy, the new wonder kid, is being chased by many clubs in England, Portsmouth's offer of £500,000 fee for the 18-year old was turned down by his club Hamilton. Hamilton boss, Billy Reid, warned the other clubs that the youngster won't be cheap.

"We will not sell him for cheap price. He will only leave the club for decent money and to a club that he wants to go" said Reid.

He added that the money offered by Portsmouth was way below the player's real worth. "I think that's a wee bit to test the water, to see exactly where the club is. No disrespect to Portsmouth, but the offer was knocked back."

McCarthy had been a Hamilton player since November 2006, when he made his debut at the age of 15. He has a three year contract with Hamilton which will expire only by the end of season 2011.