Report: Everton’s Aiden McGeady linked with Celtic return

The Everton winger has been linked with a return to Celtic.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Celtic could be eyeing a move for Aiden McGeady, with the Everton star wanting to leave the club.

It is stated that the Irish international has handed in a transfer request, and Ronny Deila could make a move to bring McGeady back to Parkhead this summer.

McGeady, 29, left Celtic in 2010 to sign with Spartak Moscow after making 184 appearances for the Bhoys. He was a star player for the Scottish champions, although he has struggled to show similar form with Everton since his move to Goodison Park in January 2014.

42 games have brought just one goal and seven assists, and he was largely restricted to a rotation role last term, starting only 10 Premier League games.

His place in the first-team looks to have come under even more threat this summer following the permanent signing of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona. Both right wingers, the Spaniard enjoy great success with the Toffees during a loan spell in the 2013/14 campaign, and he is sure to overtake McGeady in the pecking order.

This transfer adds much backing to the statement that McGeady has handed in a transfer request and is looking for a move away from Merseyside this summer.

Although Celtic are mentioned as a potential destination for the winger, there are no indications that they are waiting to make an official approach for him. McGeady would be appreciated if he was to return to Parkhead, and would add experience and undoubted talent to Deila’s first-team ranks.

However, a potential transfer fee could scupper any deal, and it remains to be seen whether Celtic’s interest in their former star is concrete or just a rumour.

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