Leeds boss pessimistic over Everton's McGeady

by | 26/01/2016  14 Comments  [Jump to last]

Leeds United are among a group of clubs looking to sign the Blues' out-of-favour winger, Aiden McGeady, but they may have to wait and see if he secures a move to another top-flight club this month.

The Irish international has dropped out of Roberto Martinez's squad this season but is in need of first-team football to remain at the forefront of Martin O'Neill's side ahead of the Republic of Ireland's Euro2012 campaign and is reportedly considering offers ahead of the transfer deadline.

Blackburn Rovers were rumoured to be at the front of the queue for McGeady but Leeds manager, Steve Evans, has confirmed his interest in bringing the former Celtic player to Elland Road.

Evans admits, however, that there is competition from clubs in the Premier League for his signature that puts the Whites at a disadvantage.

"Speaking to Aiden's representatives, he may have options in the Premier League," Evans said in the Irish Mirror. "I do like Aiden McGeady but there has been no further chat with him in the last 10 days.

"But if he were to consider a Championship club then Leeds must be at the front of that thought process we're the biggest, most outstanding club in the league. That doesn't mean we're top of the league but we're the big club that players look at.

"We will only bring in players who can improve us and are affordable and give us value for money. We have to spend our money wisely. I would like one more option in the wide area, someone who can play either side on any given day and I have one or two in mind."  

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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 26/01/2016 at 19:10:53
Can't we give him away for free?
Craig Mills
2 Posted 26/01/2016 at 19:39:23
No word from McGeady in the last 10 days, he must be shit scared of having to play football for his £50k a week.

Why are we giving this guy an option, he should have been sent out January 1st, like it or not.

John Raftery
3 Posted 26/01/2016 at 21:15:40
If he has options in the Premier League can we ask for a change of rules and insist he plays against us? Martinez has got the majority of his transfer dealings right but the signing of McGeady was doomed to fail from the start. Despite being touted around for years it was obvious he was never up to Premier League standard.
James Flynn
4 Posted 26/01/2016 at 21:43:15
The perfect level for McGeady is over here in MLS.
Andy Crooks
5 Posted 26/01/2016 at 21:43:28
I don't know McGeady or his motives but he is a decent enough player who will create chances for any club that gives him a run in the side.

For those on here who do seem to know what he earns and his reluctance to move or take a pay cut, why do you not post an article citing your sources?

Jim Hardin
6 Posted 26/01/2016 at 21:45:09
Leeds is the big club everyone looks at? Why would McGeady want to go and play for another delusional manager when he can stay on better wages at a club that already has one?
Oliver Molloy
8 Posted 26/01/2016 at 22:11:10

The Celtic manager has said that McGeady is on 10 times the wages of what most of his team are on, so what that is take your pick...

Colin Glassar
9 Posted 26/01/2016 at 22:16:24
James, he is all yours. Enjoy him
Ciaran Duff
10 Posted 27/01/2016 at 02:18:32
If McGeady wants to play in the Euros (surely his last chance) then he needs regular football. So, I would imagine that both McGeady and Everton want the loan move.

I guess it will come down to balancing up what clubs are on offer and what wages they will pay. I don't think anyone is going to pay his full wages but if they pay a part of his wages then it will at least reduce our wages bill.

Harold Matthews
11 Posted 27/01/2016 at 04:57:27
Seems an awful lot of money to sacrifice for a place on the bench at the Euros. His wife won't be pleased.
Danny O'Neill
12 Posted 27/01/2016 at 07:27:29
Wasted talent. Not saying he's anywhere near top drawer but could have been a good player but just doesn't want it enough in my opinion.

The fact he's hesitant over a loan / transfer and would rather bench warm than play says a lot.

Barry Jones
14 Posted 27/01/2016 at 14:35:38
McGeady is a good player. Martinez never gave him a decent chance and at the same time obliterated his confidence. If McGeady goes to a club where they have some trust and faith in him, restoring his confidence, he will show his worth.
Colin Glassar
15 Posted 27/01/2016 at 14:46:26
McGeady is one of those players whose careers just drift along aimlessly until they disappear. He does have some talent but he doesn't seem bothered if he plays or not as long as he gets paid. He reminds me of AVDM or Winston Bogarde.
Michael Williams
17 Posted 27/01/2016 at 15:35:54
McGeady had a real chance last season to show his quality. He started 10 Premier League games and had six more appearances as a sub. He also started 7 other games (Europa and cups).

Now that Lennon, Deulofeu and Cleverley were brought in, McGeady has rightly slipped way down the roster. That being said, I hope he transfers this window and does well.

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