Everton's Aiden McGeady is sent off by referee Neil Swarbrick
Everton winger Aiden McGeady has failed to establish himself at Goodison Park since his move to Merseyside in January 2014.
The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international has made only 14 Premier League starts for the Blues, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, where he again struggled to replicate the form he showed in his younger years.
McGeady's future at Everton looks to be in serious doubt after he was left off of the initial squad number list submitted by the club, as reported by ESPN.
Aiden McGeady celebrates after scoring for Sheffield Wednesday
One club who should consider offering an escape route for McGeady are Sunderland.
Although bringing the Irishman to the Stadium of Light would be a gamble, there is no reason why David Moyes would not be able to get the best out of McGeady.
The Black Cats boss has made his intentions to strengthen his squad clear since his arrival on Wearside, with the former Manchester United boss admitting that he has already made several bids for various players (The Chronicle).
One area that Moyes should be looking to strengthen is the wide attacking positions, with Wahbi Khazri and Sebastian Larsson the club's only real options.
Although Fabio Borini has been utilised both wide right and left, the club need a winger of a more natural variety, and McGeady could be perfect to fill the void.
Moyes is renowned for installing hard work ethic and commitment into his teams, and maybe that is the kind of discipline and direction the 30-year-old needs to reinvigorate his career.
Aiden McGeady in action for Sheffield Wednesday
The former Celtic man still has incredible talent, that much cannot be debated, it will just be a case of whether or not he can once again find his mojo.
On his day, he is a wonderful dribbler, and fantastic to watch when in full flow. His style is direct in nature and he is not afraid to shoot from distance, something that Sunderland could use after a severe lack of goals from midfield last term.
With Everton reportedly deeming him surplus to requirements (ESPN), he would probably be available for a minimal fee.
As Moyes' influence on the Black Cats begins to take full effect, he should consider a move for McGeady, because it could be a gamble that pays off.
Sunderland manager David Moyes