The former Celtic man has been linked with a comeback.
The curious case of Aiden McGeady is not that unique. A number of players have failed to reach their heights of yesteryear since leaving Celtic. But not just the Bhoys, of course - some transfers just don’t fulfil their potential whoever's involved.
McGeady certainly hasn’t since joining Everton. The winger disappointed at Spartak Moscow but the hope he would recapture his Celtic form at Goodison Park proved false.
Indeed, Everton fans have been left frustrated by the 29-year-old, who also left them puzzled after a decent performance for the Republic of Ireland against England earlier this summer.
But that game in itself proved why McGeady still has life left in him - just perhaps not with the Toffees.
The winger appears to be one of those players, a not uncommon type, that will perform at his best when he feels more at home. If anywhere is his home at club level, it’s Celtic.
That’s why the latest reports, put forward by the Liverpool Echo, linking McGeady with a Celtic return could leave both the Bhoys and Everton in winning positions.
The Toffees will be allowed to offload a player who simply hasn’t worked out but can get a better offer from a club who know exactly what he is capable of. For Celtic, meanwhile, the return of one of their best performers in recent years - who now has European and Premier League experience - certainly makes sense.
McGeady himself will be a winner, too, despite those who may argue it’s never good to go back. It’d probably be a better bet than staying put considering his Everton form, wouldn’t it?