McGeady Signs 5 Year Deal At Glasgow Celtic


Celtic’s winger Aiden McGeady has finally signed a new 5 year deal at the Glasgow club, so he will not be signing for Newcastle anytime soon, another player to drop from the list.

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Aiden McGeady – signs 5 year deal at Celtic

If Kevin Keegan has any plans of trying to get the player to Tyneside, this will certainly change those plans.

Celtic’s chief executive Peter Lawwell said about the signing today:

“Aiden’s performances in recent seasons have made him the outstanding player in Scottish football.”

“Clearly we are delighted that he has committed his long-term future to the club.”

Obviously an excellent long term deal for both the player and his club.

The 22-year-old had a great season last year, and could have fitted in well at Newcastle, since he seems a Kevin Keegan type attacking winger.

McGeady has won Celtic’s Young Player of the Year award for the past 4 seasons as well as winning the club’s Player of the Year award, and the SPFA Player’s Player and Player of the Year awards for 2007/2008.

He certainly doesn’t seem short of winning personal honors, but we’re not going to dwell on this, because he’s not available to Newcastle.

We’ll need to move on.

Comments welcome.



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83 comments so far

  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Good for him, and good for us, perhaps. The club need to act faster or we will not be able to sign any decent players.

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  • Faustino

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Wouldnt have worked out in amillion years imo

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  • WesToon

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #3

    HAHAHAH,the news just gets better & better!! FFS man,Mc Geady has the potential to be a world beater!! Now i read on 1 of the other threads that the spuds are after Turan now….

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Not worth him moving staying in Scotland in the easy league is good for him.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Thank god, i was in fear we’d actually spend decent money on this one-trick pony.

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  • Faustino

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Westoon – yeah but some called ‘Agnetha’ is the one who revelaed it mate. Kind of obvious really I assumed eveyone was just ignoring her/him/it.

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  • toonoot

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #7

    too true tom toon

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  • bfan

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Brum fan here, can you clarify do you know if there is genuine interest in Seb Larsson from the toon?

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  • celtic fan in peace

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s all very well saying that you didn’t want him after he chose not to go but slating his talent is showing real bitterness. The guy has proven it last 2 years running in europe’s toughest comp the CL. He has ripped defenders of higher calibre than newcastle’s apart. McGeady is the real deal and those who have played him agree- messi,puyol,ancelloti etc. Good luck next season anyhow and enjoy watching aiden in CL 🙂

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  • Drago

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #10

    five years deal but i can bet that no more than seasons he will stay there…

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  • WesToon

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #11

    @ Faustino,sorry mate didnt see that 1!! @ Tom Toon,do you really think he is a 1 trick pony mate,seen him play,i thought he was pretty damn quick,skillfull and has an eye for a pass??

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  • NUFCAl

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t care, he’s a one trick pony who could never cut it in the Prem. Can’t cross to save his life.

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  • Michael, Glasgow

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Now now boys, one-trick pony? Spoken like you haven’t seen him play, as usual. Tell you what, we’ll stick to our easy league and our last 16 of the Champions League every year, you stick to the bottom half of the self-styled “greatest league in the world”.

    A lot of Celtic fans actually like Toon but it’s uneducated comments that cause the pathetic internet point scoring I’ve just indulged in!! Hail hail and good luck for the new season.

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  • Ross

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    like i said in the previous article, dont think he’s right for us.
    you can stepover and run at defenders all day, but if you dont look up and play the killer ball at the right time then you’re effectively useless.

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  • Ciaran

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #15

    While I understand we can all be biased about our own teams and players, I am delighted Aiden is staying. Not sure where you get the ‘one-trick pony’ thing from Tom Toon. He’s been outstanding for us, not just in the SPL, but in the Champions League. Twice at Parkhead he turned Maldini inside out and the Barca players were raving about him after last season’s last 16 Champions League tie, many of them suggesting he should be playing in La Liga. Arsenal have been trying to sign him since he was 15. The guy has bags of talent.

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  • beye the great

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #16

    i just want to sign decent players and want the club to move forward i think we all need to stay positive

    COME ON THE TOON

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  • agnetha

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Arda Turan

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  • Stayed Toon

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Thank god we didn’t sign him

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  • Chris

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #19

    He looks about 12 years old in that picture.

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  • agnetha

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Arda Turan

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    Turkish Euro 2008 Star Winger Attracting Huge Premier League Interest: Newcastle Lead Arsenal, Spurs & Middlesbrough in Chase

    Kevin Keegan is reportedly still leading the race for the signature of exciting young Turkish winger Arda Turan ahead of Premier League rivals Tottenham, Man City, Arsenal and Boro.
    The 21-year-old Galatasaray midfielder has just enjoyed his most prolific season to date after scoring 7 goals in 30 League appearances last time out. However, since breaking into the first team he has scored an impressive 12 goals from 57 League appearances and has become a mainstay of the team that won the Turkish title last season. His match-winning performances in Turkey’s superb Euro 2008 displays only intensified the growing interest in the exciting winger.
    If Newcastle do seriously want to sign the player they may well have to pay up to £13million as reports of the Toon’s reluctance to pay more than £8.5million were met with disdain by Galatasaray President Adnan Polat. The Magpies were reportedly in a hurry to get Turan signed up before the European Championships as they feared impressive performances by the player at the tournament would push his value up even further. Unfortunately for the Tyneside giants, that is exactly what happened. Arda has won 22 caps for his country (3 goals) despite his tender age after progressing from the U19 and U21 sides. The youngster is both quick and two footed and has been likened to former Galatasaray legend Gheorghe Hagi in his home country so could be Newcastle’s answer to David Ginola from Keegan’s first spell in charge.
    The player generally plays on the left-wing so his arrival should signal the end of Damien Duff’s injury-prone stint on Tyneside with North-East rivals Sunderland interested although Turan can also play on the right if needed. He could also replace Stewart Downing at the Riverside if Liverpool step up their interest in the player or fill Spurs troublesome left-midfield slot.

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  • yer man

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #21

    why would mcgeady want to join an average sized provincial football club that has never won anything of note and probably never will?. I’m not tryin to be confrontational this is an honest question and i would like it if i could get an honest answer. Think about it, yes celtic are stuck in the scottish league but they play european football every season and have taken some huge scalps over recent seasons, now why would a celtic supporter leave the club he loves to sign for a team who probably wont play in any european competitions in the forseable future, will nufc ever break into the top 4? no!, will they be able to match spurs villa or the big spending man city? probably not imho. so why would he go to the epl unless to a side challenging for honours?

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  • Leo

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #22

    bloomin hell its all go today isnt it

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  • Ciaran

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Can’t cross? Can’t play a pass? Laughable

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VSyw1uO7I&feature=related

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #24

    yer man – you list some of the reasons why we’re having problems signing good players this summer. We have to hope that Kevin can turn this thing around – but our performances over the last two seasons have been utterly hopeless – and we’re paying for that right now.

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  • Michael__67

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #25

    As we’re keeping McGeady, you are welcome to Tommy Gravesen.

    Right up Newcastle’s street.

    He used to be good, played for a couple of top teams and is on the downward spiral…..

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  • murf67

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #26

    1 trick pony eh? I seem to recall Barcelona’s Messi saying after our CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Last 16 match earlier this year that Mcgeady was one of the most naturally gifted players he has ever seen, but hey what does he know?!. Good luck in your quest to avoid relegation AGAIN this year, maybe you’s will finish above Stoke City if you’re lucky!. I’ll be thinking of you’s when we’re mixing it with Europe’s elite in the Champions league next season! (one day lads). How many years since you won a trophy?? Hehehehe

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  • Hadrian

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #27

    so do what smaller companys do to get an edge ,
    PAY FOR IT !!! ,
    what we talking here , and extra 10k pw on a wage to make newcastle seem more sweeter , its got tobe done ! untill we are in a position where we dont need todo that and can attract normally .

    sick of keegan paying for the mistakes of souness and shepered .

    goto speculate to acumilate , companys dont move without investment , cant do it on the cheap anywhere in life .

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  • paul

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #28

    cant cross the ball?

    lol

    19 assists last season.. not bad for someone who “cant cross the ball”

    get off your high horse and actually watch some leagues outside of england and you might actually have a decent opinion on football that others might take heed off. at present your head is up your own epl ar$e

    try being a bit more humble and reasoned in your assessments.

    watch la liga; watch seria a, watch the bundesliga, watch erdvise .. you might learn about real football and not just over paid athletes going through the motions in the epl.

    fudbag of gigantic magnitude!

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  • agnetha

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #29

    YER MAN- The scottish league is worse than the MLS in the states. celtic and rangers sign the players from first division sides in england. They only attract foreigners who want to play champs league football. You may have a big support but teams like stoke and hull who have just been promoted would finish in the top 4 up there.

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  • Tasty Magpie

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Good news. He was no where near worth the £10mill + that it was quoted was his asking price. That money could be spent much better elsewhere – as long as we do get to see it spent!

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  • Anthony

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #31

    good player with massive potential, will be happy if we can get him….

    good on Celtic…but he will gonna stay anyway

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  • Michael, Glasgow

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Agnetha, here we go…. Hull and Stoke will get over £20m from TV, Celtic get £1.5m. Exactly where are we supposed to sign players from with a transfer budget determined by that?!

    Newcastle would LOVE to qualify for the group stages of the Champs League, never mind qualify from the group the last two years.

    It’s the age old question , what would you rather be, a big fish in a wee pond or a wee fish in a big pond?

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  • harrier

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Hadrian – we have apparently been doing that and getting snubbed anyway. We shouldn’t have to pay everyone Michael Owen’s wages just to get them through the door.

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  • DC Magpie

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #34

    agnetha I imagine most of us on here have already read this article, in the future try a link http://www.link.com rather than pasting an entire article in the comments section. It can be a little daunting…

    Looks like the question of whether McGeady would cut it in the prem isn’t gonna be answered any time soon, good luck to the kid at least he plays the game the right way.

    Now we REALLY need another RW. In the past I would have been quick to suggest SWP but reading some of the Chelski fan’s comments RE his possible move to Pompey makes me think differently. NO MORE TOP FOUR HAS-BEENS!

    Come on GSfan give us some good news on Turan…I say sell Duffer and Smith to raise the extra 5M we are short on the fee. 13M may seem expensive but not as expensive as starting with Milner and Geremi as our only recognized RW…

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  • NUFCAl

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #35

    LOL at Ciaran – That Youtube vid shows out of HOW MANY attempts?

    LOL at A.N.Other, Glasgow – Average sized provincial football club, hahahaha, got nowt to do with the size of the club mate, it’s got to do with the fact that McGeady is happy playing crappy League One standard football week in week out interspersed by a couple of Champions League games before Celtic inevitably get thrashed away from home and go crashing out.

    No ambition.

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  • harrier

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Michael, Glasgow – we were doing that but 5 years ago. Amazing how quick things can fall :S

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  • DC Magpie

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #37

    oh and bfan…I’d say the majority of us Toon fans would love to sign Seb…we have apparently had an official bid turned down (hence his agent making comments) but who REALLY knows what’s going on???

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  • yer man

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #38

    agnetha- as far as the MLS goes i cant say alot, i did live in the states for a while but never seen alot of the football, a few players there did impress me. As for celtic, they can only win the league that they are in and thats is exactly what they are doing at the minute. Celtic are finding it hard to attract players as you say, which is exactly why they have to keep producing the likes of aiden mcgeady from the youth ranks. Take a look at the money in english footbal, how can celtic compete with that?l. For Celtic the only way forward is investing in youth development and the new training facilties opened this year will hopefully provide. NUFC imo are in the same boat too though, you may have the vast amounts of skt tv money but will it help you pass or break into the top 4? not likely, so what to do?. push more and more private money into the club and end up like leeds? or settle for mid table and hopefully get a crack at europe every know and then? I’d settle for the later knowing my team is safe.

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  • Michael, Glasgow

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #39

    Harrier, fair comment. And I remember the excitement in the ground when you beat Barca. Aiden McGeady samples that every year with Celtic. He may have to play at Hamilton and Falkirk but it does have it’s compensations. Why won’t the average English fan accept that?

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  • Faustino

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Glasgee fans…look your a decent side and yes due to the wonderful SP you get in the champs league every year, but howay…I think it’s shown every time we play you, friendly or not, there isnt a huge gulf in class. And realsitically, given the luck you’s score in Europe every year, pretty much everyone in the top 14 of the premiership could do as well as Celtic in the champs league! 😉

    Every side worth its salt has it’s historic victories in the Champs league my friends, it just so happens that due to your attoricous league your given the chance to gun for them every year.

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