Former £9.5 million winger odds-on favourite to sign for Everton

Aiden McGeady

Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady has been linked with a move back to Britain and BetVictor have priced Everton odds-on favourite for his signature.

The 27-year-old midfielder's time is coming to an adrupt end in Russia after being put on the transfer list by Spartak Moscow. Manager Valery Karpin and Aiden had a row at the end of November and he hasn't played a game for the club since.

McGeady was questioned on his physical condition, motivation and attitude. However, ironically the comments came just two weeks after the new Republic of Ireland manager praised the player for the exact same reasons.

Even though there could be questions raised over the player's motivation, it's hard to call him on his ability. 

He has scored 50 and created 112 goals in 344 appearances in his time both in Scotland and Russia, which has contributed to the player being regarded as an integral figure at both his clubs, even if his off-the-field antics have been questionable.

BetVictor have made Everton 4/5 favourites to snatch the Irish play-maker up in January, and with that in mind, questions must be asked about where he would slot into the Everton line-up.

He is likely to be competing with either Kevin Mirallas or Steven Pienaar for a wing position, and although he does come with good credentials, he is likely to struggle to hold a first-team place down at the Goodison.

I feel that although Everton would be a good move for the player, it could be a bad move for Martinez. Signing a player with a history of poor self-motivation and giving him a hard-task to oust two very good Premier League wingers, could raise problems in the future.

I feel that a short-term deal would be in the best interests of both club and player, so that if the transfer doesn't work out, neither party is stuck in a situation they don't want.

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