Hope for Championship trio in hunt for Aiden McGeady after latest Roberto Martinez comments

Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday are all said to be keen on the Irish international.

Plenty of Championship clubs have been linked with a loan move for Aiden McGeady in recent weeks. The Irish international is not in Roberto Martinez's plans at Goodison Park and is available on a loan deal if a team can tempt him out.

The Liverpool Echo states that Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers are all keen on getting the player, but his high wages have been mooted as a potential stumbling block in any deal.

But speaking to the Echo the Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that wages will not be an issue in getting McGeady out of the club - suggesting they will facilitate his exit if the right club come calling:

“At the moment, there are a few options, but there has been nothing concluded about the football challenge ahead.

“The most important aspect is what we are going to get from Aiden going away and playing football and in what sort of environment, everything else can be arranged.

“But it is the football proposition that Aiden is going to be involved in over the next four months is what concerns the player and myself.”

Leeds desperately need another winger after losing Sam Byram to West Ham this week and Blackburn also need depth out wide. Sheffield Wednesday are looking to continue improving their side as they look to win promotion.

This news will certainly give Leeds, Blackburn and Wednesday encouragement but the former Celtic star is still believed to not be keen on a switch to the Championship.

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch