The Ireland international is on loan at Preston North End for the season after Ronald Koeman informed him last summer that he wouldn't be part of his first-team picture and he has bagged three goals in 19 games for the Lancashire side.
That follows a less successful spell with Sheffield Wednesday last season in which he made 13 appearances prior to going to France with Ireland for Euro 2016.
Now 30, McGeady will return to the Toffees in May when his loan at Deepdale comes to an end but he knows he will need to find a new club for next season unless the Lilywhites make him an offer to continue on with them.
“I've still got another year at Everton but I think it is quite clear that I'm not part of the manager's plans there," McGeady told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
“I will see how it goes until the end of the season and see what happens in the summer. If it comes to it and Preston want to offer me something, I like it here.”
McGeady hasn't featured at first-team level for Everton since the beginning of the 2015-16 season after falling down the midfield pecking order under ex-Blues boss Roberto Martinez.
In all he has 23 starts as an Everton player since joining from Spartak Moscow three years ago and made a further 20 appearances off the bench, his strike at Leicester on the opening day of the 2014-15 campaign being his only goal.
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1 Posted 13/02/2017 at 17:29:06
2 Posted 13/02/2017 at 17:34:28
3 Posted 13/02/2017 at 17:37:56
4 Posted 13/02/2017 at 17:53:05
5 Posted 13/02/2017 at 18:11:24
Any where but the Premier League apparently.
6 Posted 13/02/2017 at 18:28:48
7 Posted 13/02/2017 at 18:29:03
8 Posted 13/02/2017 at 18:48:16
9 Posted 13/02/2017 at 18:54:12
Like Niasse, I think Martinez was watching some duff DVDs else his scouts were that bladdered, they went the wrong game and watched someone else... Or did they even go to Russia to watch him?
He was deluded as EFC boss and Aiden was a footballer with potential and he never worked hard enough to realise.
He may have now found his level but I still think PNE will be lucky to get more than two seasons out of him. Good luck to him in his journey, but he's off-ski in the summer.
10 Posted 13/02/2017 at 18:54:42
Read some of the Preston fans take on Aiden they love him!
11 Posted 13/02/2017 at 18:55:05
12 Posted 13/02/2017 at 19:13:03
And there is only one person to blame : Aiden himself skilful and able to achieve bouts of brilliance, he let himself down with his lazy attitude and neglecting one major component of a successful footballer, ie, fitness. He does look to have lost a few pounds and is contributing to Preston's cause, but it's definitely too little too late, and it sounds like he knows it.
13 Posted 13/02/2017 at 19:32:35
Len (#6), no mate... I'll get MY coat.
14 Posted 13/02/2017 at 19:35:56
I can't think of anything constructive to say about his time with our great club. No effort, no quality and no chance of even turning out as an over age player for the U23s.
15 Posted 13/02/2017 at 20:45:14
16 Posted 13/02/2017 at 20:53:24
17 Posted 13/02/2017 at 21:12:57
18 Posted 13/02/2017 at 21:17:02
19 Posted 13/02/2017 at 21:21:13
20 Posted 13/02/2017 at 22:24:57
Loved his goal against Leicester, otherwise instantly forgettable. Best thing he did for us was make Lennon look like a workhorse!
21 Posted 13/02/2017 at 22:43:32
22 Posted 13/02/2017 at 23:05:08
These days, wide players have to show the ability to display some defensive prowess and he, much like Deulofeu didn't show much in that department to make up for the inconsistency on offence.
I hear the Yak is back and with Coventry. How old is he now... 45, 50?
23 Posted 13/02/2017 at 23:32:30
24 Posted 13/02/2017 at 23:38:45
25 Posted 13/02/2017 at 00:01:29
26 Posted 14/02/2017 at 00:04:58
27 Posted 14/02/2017 at 06:33:17
Let's take a fairly conservative £40k a week as an average, over 4½ years that's about £9m and all we got was one goal and that stupid sending off at West Ham in the Cup when we lost on penalties.
Bad business! Very bad business.
28 Posted 14/02/2017 at 08:01:10
Life is a one-way journey. You have far more football talent than I ever had. I played 5/6/7 aside into my mid-40s and still regret stopping. I'm 59 and desperately miss my weekly matches.
Go and enjoy your talent lad. If that means dropping down a division then just get on with it. Your wife and kids and the dogs will still love you. Proud Preston is a magnificent club with an imperious history.
Go Aiden. Go and be happy. Make Preston Proud. Best wishes.
29 Posted 14/02/2017 at 09:06:46
I still think there's a player in there. Sometimes you can pretty safely say a player couldn't play at this level, but I think Aiden could have done in a system that suited him.
Anyway, best all round that he moves on. No hard feelings. Just didn't work out whatsoever... we've certainly signed worse.
30 Posted 14/02/2017 at 10:20:24
"Best player I have ever seen at NE" Wow!
31 Posted 14/02/2017 at 10:21:12
32 Posted 14/02/2017 at 10:53:35
That was written by Messi the same day as his tax return!
33 Posted 14/02/2017 at 12:13:07
According to some of their fan forums they seem to like him and want to sign him with their new mega rich Chinese owners take over in the summer. They also have Lukaku as their main target. AC Milan Forum
I also read something that Barca are watching the situation carefully and might try to sign Geri back as they still have first refusal but they can't sell him on then for a year.
34 Posted 14/02/2017 at 12:30:32
35 Posted 14/02/2017 at 13:01:08
Make you feel better does it?
36 Posted 14/02/2017 at 14:14:46
I agree that McGeady won't be missed but, having watched Niasse a couple of times since his move, I feel he could be an asset to us given time to adjust to the Premier League.
His work rate is excellent and he can, unlike Lukaku, head and trap the ball under pressure and can cause real problems for hard case defenders with his strength and running... just saying.
37 Posted 14/02/2017 at 14:56:40
I agree about Niasse!
I think he is a lot better than what we have, plus he offers something different.
I don't know if Koeman will have him back though...
Personally I'd love to get Perez from Arsenal, as it looks like he's not been given a chance...
If we can't get Perez, I think Iheanacho would be a perfect option to challenge Lukaku. He isn't even making City's bench anymore, worth a cheeky bid?
In the summer window:
38 Posted 14/02/2017 at 15:00:07
39 Posted 14/02/2017 at 15:48:16
I'm glad he's doing well with the internationals coming up He's not consistently good enough for the top half of the Premier League which is fair enough.
I never got the dislike of him, but there you go.
40 Posted 14/02/2017 at 15:59:54
Even accounting for the fact that he'd been effectively sacked from the first team the fact he hadn't kept himself in shape alarmed me and we commented that it would all end up in tears.
You can have all the skill in the world but if it isn't aligned to commitment and dedication and desire, you'll only be, in Gordon Lee's immortal phrase 'a tanner ball player'. And sadly that's what McGeady is.
That being said, I wish him all the luck in the world now he's finally found his level.
41 Posted 14/02/2017 at 16:12:45
42 Posted 14/02/2017 at 16:33:24
Lots of skill and ability, but not much else. Seems the perfect description of him. I was never impressed, and recall wondering why we had bought him.
The term may be Scottish in origin? Which is appropriate in this case. Also diminutive? Perhaps that part is not required...
You had me thinking Lee had Scotts blood there for a moment.
43 Posted 14/02/2017 at 18:22:49
So are we!
44 Posted 14/02/2017 at 18:24:36
45 Posted 14/02/2017 at 18:57:13
46 Posted 14/02/2017 at 00:09:10
We bought him, he didn't force us to buy him and he didn't force us to give him a 4½-year contract. Best wishes in your future career, Aiden, it didn't work out Everton thought and you thought it would, but it didn't.
47 Posted 15/02/2017 at 17:22:51
48 Posted 16/02/2017 at 11:08:30
No way we'll sell him. The clubs (like Preston) who want him can't come close to offering his existing salary (rumoured to be in the region of £50k pw), only possibility is the player accepting less with the carrot of a longer contract, as he is now 30. Can't see it though. I think he'll see out his current deal on loan next season and take his chances as a free agent.
It's frustrating but not the player's fault. We were daft enough to pay big wages to a fella that was always an outside shot at making it in the EPL, likely due to Martinez having a liking for the player.
49 Posted 16/02/2017 at 21:14:56