Steve Evans confirms Leeds' interest in Everton's Aiden McGeady, contact made

Steve Evans has discussed Leeds' interest in Everton winger Aiden McGeady.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that there has been contact over signing Everton winger Aiden McGeady, but believes he has offers from the Premier League.

The Whites have snapped up Mustapha Carayol and Toumani Diagouraga during this month's transfer window, whilst Liam Bridcutt has also extended his loan from Sunderland until the end of the season.

However, manager Steve Evans may still be in the market for new signings, especially as there is just one week to go of the January transfer window.

One name which has been mentioned amongst Leeds fans is that of Everton winger Aiden McGeady, who has been frozen out under Roberto Martinez.

The 29-year-old Republic of Ireland international needs football ahead of Euro 2016, and clearly won't get it at Goodison Park after playing just once for the Toffees this season - and that came in a Capital One Cup tie against Barnsley earlier this season.

Now, Leeds boss Evans has been asked about the situation, and admitted to BBC Radio Leeds that he does have an interest in McGeady, who made his name with Evans' boyhood club Celtic, having 37 goals and 83 assists during his time in Glasgow.

However, Evans also admitted that whilst contact was made over a deal, he thinks McGeady has offers to stay in the Premier League rather than drop to the Championship.

"Yeah, he is definitely a player who can play on either side," said Evans. "I think Aiden is a young man who, from speaking to his representatives a couple of weeks ago, may have options in the Premier League. I suppose, if you're him, and you consider that you're going to play Championship football, at the head of every club in that thought process must be Leeds United, because the facts are that we're the biggest and most outstanding club in the league. We're the big club that players look at, and probably the only club that players look at as a mid-table team and would come from the Premier League to play for us, as Liam Bridcutt did."

"There's been no chats about Aiden McGeady since perhaps ten days ago, when Sam Byram was choosing West Ham over Everton, and it was perhaps part of the conversation at that time, but it was no more than a conversation involving Roberto Martinez and myself," he added.

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