Preston North End have entered talks to sign Everton’s Aiden McGeady according to a report from the Liverpool Echo.
McGeady signed for Everton back in January 2014 but it has been an underwhelming move for both parties as the Republic of Ireland international has struggled to break into the first team. Since his move he has been loaned out, first to Sheffield Wednesday where again he underwhelmed and was sent back before the start of the play-offs and to Preston in the summer.
But while he disappointed at Hillsborough, he has been a huge success at Deepdale and has quickly become a fan favourite. He has been in great form recently and is part of the reason why the Lilywhites are currently 9th in the Sky Bet Championship with there being a chance of them getting into the play-offs and snatching 6th place off his former team Wednesday.
Over the last few weeks both McGeady and his manager Simon Grayson have told the press that they want to make the loan a permanent deal and now it seems like both Preston and Everton are working towards that end. While there is set to be some big issues over the deal, mainly over the question of the pay cut McGeady would surely have to take to make a permanent move to Preston, they are said to be positive so far and could be Preston’s first big move ahead of the 2017/18 season.
But for now McGeady will have to concentrate on helping Preston try to break into the play-off places.