The Irish international spent the bulk of 2016-17 on loan at Preston North End and was named the Lilywhites' player of the season under manager Simon Grayson.
Grayson's move to Sunderland from Deepdale last month raised the prospect of McGeady following him to the Stadium of Light rather than staying with Preston and that appears to be the situation if a BBC Merseyside report is correct.
Reports over the weekend suggested that the Blues had agreed a £4.5m deal with the Black Cats but this has yet to be confirmed.
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1 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:18:31
2 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:23:04
3 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:23:58
Good business for Everton if the price is accurate.
4 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:28:11
Was excited when he signed just not fit enough for the PL.
5 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:29:43
Lost all patience and time for him after his idiotic red card in the cup vs West ham.
6 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:30:21
7 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:39:50
8 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:45:31
9 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:49:57
I wish him the best. But ultimately he was a dreadful signing.
10 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:51:51
£4.5M is nice. Probably would have been £2M a year ago.
11 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:55:12
12 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:57:17
13 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:09:20
I think he is better suited to Championship level. Good luck to him. He's a nice guy who had it tough in Scotland after signing up with country of his father's birth. Just didn't have what it takes to play at PL level.
14 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:18:06
Not until I've seen him wearing the Sunderland kit officially!
Then, I will, because I will know there's no chance of him coming back!
15 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:22:14
Did well at Preston but he was never Premiership quality.
16 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:22:14
Did well at Preston but he was never Premiership quality.
17 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:31:11
18 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:32:37
19 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:35:51
20 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:56:56
21 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:58:29
Plus: Galloway and Browning apparently lined up for season long loans!
Just 3 more for a full side!
22 Posted 04/07/2017 at 20:06:50
23 Posted 04/07/2017 at 20:06:58
This sale is part of the excellent business that has been carried out so far. Long may it continue.
24 Posted 04/07/2017 at 20:07:34
Glimpses of a great footballer so I hope he does well at Sunderland. My PNE mate's absolutely love him.
Can't believe we've got that sort of money for him. Just shows that if there is talent there then it's well worth sending a player out on loan to get their fee up. Many Evertonians demanding that he be struck off the books to save the wages but another good decision from the club.
Can't believe my eyes and ears at the moment. Everton FC seems to have money, be attracting top players and most astonishingly are being run really well.
25 Posted 04/07/2017 at 20:08:01
26 Posted 04/07/2017 at 20:11:59
27 Posted 04/07/2017 at 21:01:31
28 Posted 04/07/2017 at 21:58:22
There had been a lot of Wigan signings up until then but the overall form and style of football had made me think he knew what he was doing. Then McGeady came - a stubborn and self indulgent Martinez signing - and within months it became clear there were some problems with what Martinez was trying to do as we had the surrender in the FA Cup, the fiasco at Southampton and the usual humiliation over the road.
That was over 3 years ago and we're still clearing up the mess! I'm just trying to count how many Martinez signings are still left...
29 Posted 04/07/2017 at 21:59:38
30 Posted 04/07/2017 at 22:03:45
31 Posted 04/07/2017 at 22:06:36
32 Posted 04/07/2017 at 22:12:31
I hope the club rises from the mess they find themselves in now, it will be a long haul but those fans deserve much better than the way the club as been run the last few years and I hope that they get someone cares enough to sort the whole place out, how did the club disintegrate like this. I sincerley wish them well in the future.
33 Posted 04/07/2017 at 22:30:18
34 Posted 04/07/2017 at 22:40:31
Hopefully both clubs and the player will benefit from this deal.
35 Posted 05/07/2017 at 00:05:38
36 Posted 05/07/2017 at 00:08:03
37 Posted 05/07/2017 at 00:22:42
38 Posted 05/07/2017 at 00:32:18
39 Posted 05/07/2017 at 01:05:11
Surely even the nicest of dyed in the wool blue will not wish him all the best of luck? He's had that and then plenty on top.
40 Posted 05/07/2017 at 01:08:57
41 Posted 05/07/2017 at 02:12:45
Do you wish I'll on everyone more fortunate than you?
42 Posted 05/07/2017 at 02:25:43
43 Posted 05/07/2017 at 02:50:01
One more gone, happy days.
44 Posted 05/07/2017 at 04:50:27
45 Posted 05/07/2017 at 05:55:39
46 Posted 05/07/2017 at 06:54:52
47 Posted 05/07/2017 at 07:26:38
Robles, lukaku, besic and Barry?
Yet we still have Mirallas, Coleman, Baines and Jags from the Moyes years.
48 Posted 05/07/2017 at 08:10:49
I must be worth £10m!
49 Posted 05/07/2017 at 09:05:35
A bit like a sprinter who can do the 100 meters in 6 seconds but can only do it running sideways!!
50 Posted 05/07/2017 at 09:38:00
Farewell to McGeady, in the final analysis he played for Everton and I can't recall any nonsense off the pitch so why not just wish him the best. Like other players not really good enough like Mark Pembridge, Tony Thomas and Mitch Ward (best crosser of the ball btw) he won't exactly be missed but there is hardly need for animosity, afterall we the club chose to employ them.
I reserve my meanness for those who leave in disrespectful circumstances, like Barmby and soon to be Lukaku, despite their better contributions to the club.
51 Posted 05/07/2017 at 13:20:15
Speaking of wingers, Steven Pienaar just signed with South African champions, Bidvest Wits. He is 35 years old now.
52 Posted 05/07/2017 at 13:37:14
Sunderland are complete mugs. Hiw much crap have they bought of us now? 🤣
53 Posted 05/07/2017 at 14:00:31
A Scottish Irishman
Some think it
I do not.
You played for us and
In Scotland then
You're going to
A new club
But like some others
I am not
55 Posted 05/07/2017 at 14:28:42
56 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:13:17
57 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:43:47
Let me know if you need a lift, happy to drive you there.
58 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:46:02
59 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:24:41
Football is full of con men who are at a club for the contract, without giving anything back to fans or employers or having any respect for the club at all. McGeady is one of those players who not only don't put the effort in, but actually have the appearance of not giving a toss.
For your information, I wish Ill to no man, whatever they have or don't have.
60 Posted 08/07/2017 at 22:07:19
"If you can give a decent performance 7 times in the next 10 years, it will give you 15-year career at say £1 million a year, what do you think, Aiden?"
Well that's exactly what happened...
61 Posted 09/07/2017 at 09:06:24
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