, Sunderland close to landing Premier League winger

Sunderland close to landing Premier League winger

According to the Sunderland Echo, Everton winger Aiden McGeady is set to join Sunderland, following a medical he will undergo this afternoon.

The Republic of Ireland international, who is just 10 appearances shy of earning 100 caps for his national side, is apparently in Sunderland today to complete a medical, before completing a permanent move to the Sky Bet Championship side.

The 31-year-old started his career at Scottish giants Celtic, where he made 185 appearances scoring 31 goals, before moving to Russia and Spartak Moscow in a big money move, making him the most expensive player to move from the Scottish Premier League, in a £9.5 million deal.

McGeady enjoyed a successful 44-yearspell at Moscow, playing in both the Europa League and Champions League, before moving to England and Everton in 2014.

However, the Irishman struggled to find his form at Goodison Park, managing just 1 goal in his time there, and he was subsequently loaned out to Sheffield Wednesday for a brief spell before finding himself at Deepdale last year.

McGeady was very impressive last season for the Lancashire club, and was the main reason that the club finished an impressive and respectable eleventh, but looks set to reunite with former manager Simon Grayson at Sunderland.

Sunderland also look set to sign former Everton striker James Vaughan from Bury today as well as McGeady.

After a disappointing season last time out, Sunderland were relegated from the top-tier to the Championship. They will be looking to bounce straight back into the Premier League and McGeady could be just the man to help ‘the Blackcats’ do that.

 

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