Date: 5th June 2009 at 7:25am
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New Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is looking to make Hamilton`s 18 year old midfield prospect James McCarthy his first signing as the Latics enter a new era.

McCarthy is already the subject of a £400,000 bid from Celtic but reports are suggesting that Hamilton have turned down the bid and with Celtic searching for a new manager Martinez is expected to step in and bring the hottest young talent in Scotland south to the Latics.

The young Scot, who is an Irish under 21 international, has already made 91 appearances for Hamilton, scoring 11 goals and he was identified by Martinez as a target for his previous club Swansea.

He was recently voted Scotlands young player of the year 2008/09



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