Didier Agathe gives his verdict on former team-mate Aiden McGeady's possible Celtic return

Aiden McGeady

Didier Agathe believes it would be 'fantastic' if Aiden McGeady returned to Celtic.

Former Celtic star Didier Agathe has told The Herald that he would like to see Everton winger Aiden McGeady re-join the club.

McGeady, 29, joined Celtic as a teenager, but after racking up 37 goals and 83 assists in 252 games for the Bhoys, he left for Russian club Spartak Moscow in 2010.

After three-and-a-half years with Spartak, which reaped another 13 goals and 29 assists, McGeady was back in British football, signing for Everton in January 2014.

Unfortunately for the Republic of Ireland international, his time at Goodison Park hasn't gone to plan, as he has become a forgotten man under Roberto Martinez.

With just one appearance this season - in a Capital One Cup tie against League One side Barnsley - McGeady clearly has no future with the Toffees, and needs to be playing if he is to have any chance of playing for Ireland at Euro 2016 this summer.

It has recently been suggested that McGeady could return to former club Celtic, but manager Ronny Deila told The Scotsman that no deal would be possible unless the winger took a huge pay cut.

Now, McGeady's former Celtic team-mate Didier Agathe has had his say on the matter, telling The Herald that McGeady should go back to Celtic and play with confidence in front of the Bhoys fans once again, stating that the deal would be 'fantastic'.

"Aiden is obviously a fantastic player," said Agathe. "He is very quick and skilful on the ball. He has a lot of ability. In a one on one situation, or even in a one on two situation, he can get past anyone. What is more, the fans at Celtic know him. He loves the club and the club loves the player. I think he can play with a lot of confidence there. It would be a massive thing for the club and a good thing for him. It would be fantastic for the fans to see him playing once again."

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