Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady on brink of Premiership return; medical set

By John McGinley

June 23, 2022

Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady is on the verge of signing for Hibernian, with the Edinburgh club hoping a deal can be concluded before the weekend.

McGeady has been linked with the Easter Road side for a number of weeks now but is edging closer to his return to Scotland.

The Daily Record reports he is now set to go through a medical, with Hibs aiming to have him included on their pre-season trip to Portugal on Sunday.

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McGeady made over 250 appearances for Celtic before leaving to join Russian side Spartak Moscow for a then club-record fee.

He subsequently embarked on a long career in English football, playing for Everton, Sheffield Wednesday, Preston North End, Charlton and Sunderland.

His contract at the Stadium Of Light expired this summer and if the move to Hibs goes through, he’ll be linking up with his former manager Lee Johnson.

Now 36, McGeady is in the latter stages of his playing career but Johnson will be hoping he still has something to offer in the Scottish Premiership.

The former Republic of Ireland international made 16 appearances for Sunderland last term, scoring three goals and assisting four more.

McGeady has recently spoken of his plans post-retirement, revealing that he has earned a UEFA B coaching licence and is currently working towards a master’s degree in sports directorship.

However, he also felt he had one or two years left on the playing side of the sport, so it’ll be interesting to see how he gets on in Scotland next term.

Good luck Aiden!

In other news, Ben Siegrist reveals Ange Postecoglou’s vision for him at Celtic.