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IF reports are to be believed AIDEN MCGEADY has handed in a transfer request at Goodison Park sparking rumours that Celtic will try and re-sign their former youth system prodigy.

But how realistic are these rumours?

It’s been a long time since Aiden played at Celtic now since moving to Spartak Moscow for £9million in 2010. The man that made 247 appearances for Celtic has carved out a lucrative career for himself after starting with the club back in 2004.

Since his time in Russia the midfielder has since went to Everton where he’s not got as much game time as he would like. This may be the reason why the Irishman has handed in a transfer request. He is on the search for first team football but not necessarily at Celtic.

Aiden McGeady in his Celtic Days
Aiden McGeady in his Celtic Days

Aiden is a big fan of the Premiership and wants to succeed to some degree down south before perhaps a swansong in Glasgow. That’s why it’s a safer bet that if the Republic of Ireland international does move on from Everton this summer it might just be for another Premiership side.

Celtic fans seem to be split on the prospect of having Aiden McGeady back. At 29-years-old it would seem it might be now or never for a return if both parties were interested but that remains to be seen.

This transfer window is becoming very peculiar – we seem to be living out a Charles Dickens inspired story where we’ve been linked more to the ghosts of Celtic’s past rather than its future. In the last month Celtic have been linked with moves for former player Gary Hooper, Georgios Samaras and now Aiden McGeady. Three players who did more than enough in a Celtic jersey to be welcome if they did return but I’d be surprised to see any of them come through the door.


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