Sunderland In For Newcastle Target McGeady


If Aiden McGeady really is a Newcastle target, we had better get ready to put in our bid.

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Aiden McGeady – Roy Keane keen to sign Celtic winger

The Sun is reporting today that Roy Keane is ready to smash Sunderland’s transfer record with a £10M bid for the Celtic youngster.

The previous record was only set last year, for another Scot, when they signed goalkeeper Craig Gordon from Hearts for £9M.

Keane knows McGeady from the Republic of Ireland set-up, and also his short time playing at Parkhead, after he had left Manchester United.

And he must have been impressed with what he saw, because McGeady could be the first player through the door this summer for Sunderland.

Sunderland are said to be ready to move quickly for the 22-year-old, who is also said to be one of the 237 players who are being targeted by Newcastle this summer. 😀

With Keegan returning this week from vacation, we should get a better idea of exactly who Newcastle are really going after.

But it’s important in the transfer market to get in early, so we get the good deals.

Aiden has played 112 times for Celtic and scored 21 goals, and has played 18 times for Ireland, and even though he was born in Glasgow in 1986, of Scottish parents, he plays for Ireland.

Why is that you may ask?

The reason is when he was at Celtic they wouldn’t let him play for his school side and so he couldn’t play for Scotland Schoolboys, because you had to first play for your school team. (Scotland Schoolboys have since rescinded that rule).

So Aiden was selected for Ireland Schoolboys and he elected (against his father’s wishes as it turns out) to go on to play for the full Ireland team.  How bizarre.

It could turn out to be a head to head battle between north east rivals, Sunderland and Newcastle for the player, which could be more than interesting.

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91 comments so far

  • belfast toon

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #1

    more speculation no action sorry for being negitive but i’m putting the rope up

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  • mikeygd

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #2

    i think this article sums up how alot of newcastle fans are feeling
    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/loadnews.asp?cid=TMNW&id=395295
    Would it hurt someone from Newcastle to come out and show us what there plans are for the club!

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  • belfast toon

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m really getting bored with speculation we get linked with two or three players every day and still have not signed anyone i understand the first signing is crucial to show our intentions but this is getting beyond the joke!!!!

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  • Chris F

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #4

    it’s not like we’re the only club who hasn’t signed anyone yet, you know?

    in fact, other than Spurs, i can’t think of any others at all off the top of my head.

    the transfer merry-go-round hasn’t even got started yet.

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Another overated scottish guy let Sunderland have him id rather have Andrei, if it didnt come down to head 2 head race Newcastle would easilly win.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Mcgeady looks fantastic some days and others i really think he would struggle in PL.

    So as hes not the most consistant player ever, i think he would find it harder at the Mackems.

    Remember Celtic domonate most games which means the game is played mostly in McGeadys half and lets be fair some of the opposition are not top notch. At Sunderland he will not see nearly as much of the ball.

    At Newcastle, me i’d pass and take Arda. From what i’be seen of this young fellow hes skillful, tough, tackles and is not afriad of the big stage.

    Arda for me folks

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  • Matthew

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Always looked poor for Ireland.

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  • Spyro

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #8

    we are not after mcgeady, we wouldnt go after two right footed left wingers, thats just stupid isnt it

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  • Matthew

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #9

    “Would it hurt someone from Newcastle to come out and show us what there plans are for the club!”

    Like what exactly? Tell the World how much we have to spend?

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  • DMAG

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #10

    OK!
    Press Statement Tomorrow 1pm. To let all Doom Mungers know exactly who we are targetting in the transfer market and exactly what stage were at in the negotiations!

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  • toon4lyf

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #11

    sure ac milan told the world there targets
    mgeady a good player he wasint poor for ireland entertaning to watch he does sum amasing tricks… ad rather have d’allsendro tho

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  • mark

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Just seen on newsnow that spurs have held talks with lucas podolski. why arent we even in for these types of players. Even if they knock us back we would eventually land one big name.

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  • Nobby's Dad

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #13

    When we were linked with him I watched the last few Celtic games – he always had 2 defenders on him and simply didn’t know how to cope with this so he passed back.

    Poor I thought

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  • DMAG

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #14

    im not dmag but that comments probz a load of shite coz any1 can write comments with that name

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  • richie

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #15

    imo opinion quality winger, seen him play for ireland loads, we should bid defo

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  • Leo

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #16

    scummy sunderland hope there ground falls over into the river

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  • mikeygd

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #17

    no just come out and say what his ambitions are for the club because what i can see at the moment is just him puttin the foundations in place to make lots of money. how can he up the season ticket prices when last season id rather watch my nan have a shower than smith run around like a headless chicken

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  • tommyy

    Jun 17, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Ribery’s Cocked.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #19

    haha someone just farted on the dutch bench and they all were holding there nose.

    im feeling really sorry for ribery, hope its not so serious.

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  • richie

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #20

    we should try for toulalon,,looks good

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  • figsdad

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #21

    lmfao as if sunderland can afford 10mil on another player let him go to them and more more debt they will gather….

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Penalty Italy, Abidal red card.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #23

    1-0 Italy, Pirlo scored.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Now Boumsong is on!!!!!!!!!

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #25

    what a game this will be, boumsong is coming on. hahahaha. nasri is coming off already hahahaha

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  • ToonDaft

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #26

    BOUMSONG on!!! lmfao

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  • ToonDaft

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #27

    france down to 9 men, lol –
    domenech gone after this!!!

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  • Seymour Butts

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #28

    hahaaa! boumsongs coming on!

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #29

    5-0 to italy, boumsong hatrick of og’s

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #30

    anyone just see pirlo’s first time pass just a minute ago, pure class

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #31

    make that two class passes, second one nearly set up toni

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Toni is awful lol, how many chances has he wasted?

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #33

    toni is normally class infront of goal

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  • ToonDaft

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #34

    incredible player

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #35

    I know, he just been awful all tornament tbh

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Henry just had a brilliant oppotunity, missed though.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #37

    gomez also is having an awful tournament but is a class player

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #38

    henry free-kick?

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #39

    benzema, horrible freekick

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Havent seen much of Germany, only Ballacks bullet last night 🙂

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