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Preston want McGeady deal

| Sunday, 19 March 2017  22 Comments  [Jump to last]
Preston North End are said to be keen on arranging a permanent deal for Aiden McGeady who is enjoying an increasingly successful loan spell with the Lancashire side.

After a slow start, the Irish international is weighing in with goals and assists and Preston want to explore a transfer for him in the summer when his temporary term comes to an end.

McGeady will have one more year left on his Everton contract at the end of this season.

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Kenny Smith
1 Posted 19/03/2017 at 17:50:57
"Preston North End are said to be keen on arranging a permanent deal for Aiden McGeady".

Not as keen as I am to see his fat arse gone!!!

Jon Bentley
2 Posted 19/03/2017 at 18:00:39
£10m and he's yours!!!!

Oh you mean you want to pay us for him?!

Lev Vellene
3 Posted 19/03/2017 at 18:27:33
A free transfer would do it for me, but I guess we'll have to set some fee so we don't seem too desperate about getting rid of him...
Jimmy Salt
4 Posted 19/03/2017 at 18:44:54
Token fee – everyone's happy.
Steve Bingham
5 Posted 19/03/2017 at 19:11:19
Bye then
Charlie Lloyd
6 Posted 19/03/2017 at 19:40:33
Let's face it there won't be much of a fee, mainly £1m, and wages may be a sticking point.

Depends if McGeady is prepared to forego a year of big wages (£40k – a guess) and take a reduction. He will be on a lot less at Preston.

We will find out if at 30 he's prepared to play no part for big wages.

Peter Mills
7 Posted 19/03/2017 at 19:45:48
It would make sense for us to pay Preston a (hopefully smallish) contribution towards his salary for the next 12 months. A poor signing, so cut our losses and move on.
Dave Abrahams
8 Posted 19/03/2017 at 20:03:22
It is possible he may want to negotiate his contract and take a percentage of what he is entitled to.

That way he is free to get a good signing on fee off his new club, the way he has been playing I imagine more than PNE will be interested in him.

Terry Underwood
9 Posted 19/03/2017 at 21:09:57
He has been PNE's MotM several times and has become a fan favourite. Good luck to him.
Mike Berry
10 Posted 19/03/2017 at 23:23:15
Best wishes to him; hopefully we can strike a deal.
Mick Davies
11 Posted 20/03/2017 at 02:54:30
Best of luck to him: he shown fleeting glimpses of his undoubted ability at Everton but couldn't be arsed getting fit. I think he's had a kick up the arse by Koeman and looks a completely different player.

Maybye realising he's approaching 30 and running out of time has also helped, but can't help feeling he's the sort of creative asset coming off the bench that would have helped us at times this season. As I say, best of luck, but also tempered with a touch of anger that he couldn't sort himself out earlier, and help the club who rescued him from the Russian reserve league to play in the world's Premier competition.

David Ellis
12 Posted 20/03/2017 at 07:43:53
Hand... bite off.
Chris James
13 Posted 19/03/2017 at 08:46:16
Great news. Koeman, Moshiri and Co may not be the messiahs, but they are definitely moving in the right direction.

1. Clear out deadwood: Hibbert, Gibson, Pienaar, Oviedo, Osman, Howard.

2. Put those not playing on loan to put them in shop window to get rid or get them some game time to stake their place: Deulofeu, Cleverley, Tarashaj, Niasse, Browning, Rodriguez, McAleny, Grant, Galloway, McGeady.

3. Realise value from those who want to go: Stones – £47.5M thanks very much Citeeh (again)

4. Sign some talent to add to the squad:
Gueye – Our 'Kante' in the midfield (An absolute animal – deal of the century!)
Bolasie – pace + directness (Looked promising before injury)
Williams – proven Premier League experience at the back (Solid cover at the back)
Schneiderlein – Genuine class in midfield and successor to Barry
Lookman – Sought-after young striking talent
Calvert-Lewin – see above!
Valencia – stop gap forward signing + maybe a trial (he's done okay).

5. Give some of the youth a proper chancer: New recruits Calvert-Lewin and Lookman are both being given a good shot, but it's Davies that's obviously been the highlight

6. Make Goodison a fortress: Check. We've got the best home form in the league right now and the clean-sheets are awesome

7. Increase ruthlessness in front of goal: Seems to be working right now, we're on a hell of a roll.Obviously Lukaku is the sharp edge, so we need to keep him and the only way to do that is to demonstrate ambition.

8.Sort out the stadium: I'll hold judgement on this till something actually happens, but it does seem very promising in that the plan on the table is something we actually want AND there's money in a way Kenwright could never find.

9. Demonstrate ambition to keep the best players: So this is the crux of it now. IF we buy well AND keep Lukaku, Barkley AND Koeman then surely we're going to be in amongst the battle for top 4 next season. For me we need a top class central defender (Jags is on his way down), a creative midfield talent and a striking option to offer a real alternative from Lukaku. We have potential in the youth, so I think spending bigger on those 3 would make sense.

10. Get into Europe and then the Champions League: 7th looks very likely (and with it likely Europa), 5th/6th is not inconceivable if Arsenal wobble continues, hell even 4th isn't impossible but needs a lot of favours. Getting into the Europa league and close to the Champions League with belief we can push on next year is

11. Finally win something!!! I'd love to see us taking the title, but silverware of any type is long overdue – maybe we can give the Carling and FA Cup a proper go next time?

Matt Traynor
14 Posted 20/03/2017 at 08:47:39
Charlie (#6), you'd be surprised at the wages some of the Championship clubs can throw about – combination of better TV money and the ludicrously titled "Solidarity Payments" from the Premier League.

With the turmoil surrounding Derby recently, it was revealed that most of the 1st team squad average around £35k a week...

John Keating
15 Posted 20/03/2017 at 08:47:48
No more Mr nice Everton.

Agree we should get him off the wage bill but we should also get a fee regardless off the amount even if its 20 quid. Give it to charity doesn't matter.

I doubt any other Club would offer us a player for nothing, never mind the daft idea of US paying THEM to take someone off our hands!

John Raftery
16 Posted 20/03/2017 at 15:13:43
Simon Grayson said last week McGeady should be playing in the Premier League which suggests PNE will be happy to pay a fee. £40k per week wages will probably not put them off.

The Championship is the right level for a player who was nowhere near good enough for a team aspiring to be in the top half of the Premier League. Even Martinez wrote him off after his first half at Barnsley in August 2015.

Alexander Murphy
17 Posted 20/03/2017 at 16:35:55
So long as him and his future club are happy.

Let's not indulge in insults. Won't win us any favours, nor points.

He's not once spoken out of place.

Off ya pop Aiden.
Enjoy your time at PNE the original "Invincibles".
Fine club, fine history.

Enjoy yourself and thrill them lad !

James Flynn
18 Posted 20/03/2017 at 17:16:57
Maybe £1 million transfer fee, which goes into McGeady's pocket to offset his drop in wages playing for a club in a lower league?

But since World Cup 2018 is his last crack at getting into his national team, I'd guess that will factor into his decision.

Lewis Barclay
19 Posted 20/03/2017 at 20:39:27
Let them write their offer on the back of a beer mat and if it's not more than the beer mat is worth we'll keep that instead.
Dan Egerton
20 Posted 21/03/2017 at 15:05:05
We'd probably get £1million and then have to pay another million to help sort his wages (£20k per week for rest of his Everton contract). Hopfully though the following quote happens.

Dave Abrahams:

"It is possible he may want to negotiate his contract and take a percentage of what he is entitled to.

That way he is free to get a good signing on fee off his new club, the way he has been playing I imagine more than PNE will be interested in him."

Ian Riley
21 Posted 21/03/2017 at 19:57:10
Frightening how much this has cost! Sort it out and move on.

Difficult to guess the standard in the Scottish Premier League and judge prices.

Dave Older
22 Posted 21/03/2017 at 21:10:39
Thanks for your efforts Aiden but I think you are perfectly suited to Preston. It seems like it's working out there for ya so let's get this done ASAP.

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