When Republic of Ireland international Aiden McGeady left Celtic for Spartak Moscow in 2010 the £9.5 million deal was the biggest ever fee received by a Scottish club for a single player.
The pacy winger had caught the eye in his six years in the Celtic first-team with his trickery and dribbling proficiency out on the wing and that had convinced the Russian giants that he was the perfect signing for them.
He had an excellent start to his career in Russia. Despite only playing for half of the 2010 season he managed to earn a place in the squad for the Russian team of the year.
He continued to be a regular in 2011-12 and last season he was perhaps in the best form of his Spartak career.
McGeady however showed signs of trouble at the end of last season - as his disinterest in playing so far away from home became abundantly apparent.
He got sent off against Mordovia Saransk toward the end of the season - and then kicked off at rival fans, before booting down the dressing room door. He received a six game ban.
And now he is involved in a bitter row with his manager Valeri Karpin. The two clashed last weekend and as a result, the wantaway winger, has been placed on the transfer list and in the reserves indefinitely.
In reality this is great news of Roberto Martinez wants to sign him again, after making a previous attempt at Wigan Athletic.
His price-tag is now likely to drop significantly and McGeady would love to link up with Irish team-mates Seamus Coleman, Darron Gibson and James McCarthy.
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