Newcastle were first interested in Aiden McGeady when he was just 22 years old back in 2008, when he was still at Celtic, and at that time he was a very promising young winger.
Aiden McGeady – in action for Spartak Moscow
And there is news in the Daily Mail today that Everton are prepared to pay £6M for the now transfer-listed Spartak Moscow winger, and the report suggests Newcastle may be interested.
We were certainly interested in McGeady when he was younger, but he’s now 27, and that’s right on the limit as far as his age goes, of players Mike Ashley wants to bring to Newcastle.
But he’s British, having been born in Denny, Scotland, but electing to play for Ireland at International level, and he’s played 60 times with two goals for Ireland.
McGeady wants to play in England’s top league, and he hads said this a little while ago:
“I have ambitions to play in England and have made it clear I won’t be signing a new contract.”
The Spartak Moscow General Director is Roman Askhabadze, and he says the Russian club are willing to listen of offers for the Scot, who has played in Russia for three seasons:
“Spartak is ready to consider any proposal for the player. If it is interesting for us from a financial point of view, we will begin negotiations with the club.”
Everton and Sunderland have shown interest in signing McGeady, and Sunderland were said to be after him five years ago when Newcastle were interested.
Spartak paid Celtic £9.5M for the winger three years ago, and the 5’11” tall player appeared 80 times with 12 goals and 25 assists for the Moscow club.
While at Celtic he played 252 with 37 goals and 83 assists.
But we think Newcastle were put into the report almost as an afterthought by the Mail, and we’d be surprised if Newcastle are really interested in this player.
We’d like to see 23 year-old Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair come to Newcastle, and he’s four years younger, has already proved at Swansea that he can play well in the Premier League, and we should be able to get for less than £6M.
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