Carrick was a very good player, whom I would have loved to have seen in an Everton shirt 5 years ago. However, he is very much in the twilight of his career now and is not what we should be looking at to take us forward. I think you'd be really lucky to get two seasons out of him, taking into account both his age and his injury record. We already have an experienced head in our midfield in Gareth Barry. I don't see having another arl arse in the middle as the solution. We should be looking at someone with their best years ahead of them, who can partner Barkley as our engine for the next five years or more.