There are reports today in Scotlandâ€™s the Daily Record that Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is interested in bringing Celticâ€™s Aiden McGeady to Tyne-side.
Aiden McGeady – speedy winger turns 22 in April
Reports suggest that Keegan had planned to run the rule over McGeady at Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Barcelona but sent Terry McDermott instead along with a senior director from St James Park. That Director would probably be one of our new Recruitment executives, and may have been Dennis Wise.
It will take a huge offer to tempt Celtic to part with their 21 year old Irish winger and amounts of Â£12M have been mentioned. But weâ€™ll not be the only club interested if Celtic decide to sell.
Newcastle think that they may have to go to around Â£12M to tempt Celtic, but certainly McGeady didnâ€™t shine on a night when Barcelona beat Celtic 3-2 fairly easily with goals from Messi (2) and former Arsenal star Henry.Â Â Maybe we were really scouting Henry – if you listen to comments made by Kevin during his phone-in a couple of weeks ago. Â
Keegan is said to remain keen on the youngster, and will no doubt monitor his form through the end of the season. Whether he will then mount a bid in the summer remains to be seen.
Aiden can play in a variety of attacking positions and usually plays as an attacking midfielder/winger for Celtic, on the left hand side. He has blistering pace and quick feet.Â So it looks like Aiden would fit nicely into a Kevin Keegan attacking side.
Glasgow born McGeady has played 107 times for Celtic and scored 21 goals and has represented Ireland on 17 occasions with no goals. He stands 5â€™10â€ tall and turns 22 in April.
What do you think?
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