Everton complete Aiden McGeady deal

Aiden McGeady: Dream move to Everton. Picture: PA
Aiden McGeady: Dream move to Everton. Picture: PA
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Everton announced the signing of former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow before Saturday’s 2-0 win over Norwich City.

There had been speculation the 27-year-old Irishman would sign a pre-contract agreement with the Toffees but he will move to Merseyside immediately having agreed a permanent deal.

McGeady was paraded to supporters at Goodison Park prior to the match with Norwich. He has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Merseysiders after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

McGeady spent six years with Celtic before moving to Russia for £9.5million in 2010. The news sees Goodison boss Roberto Martinez finally land his man having been linked with him while at Wigan a year ago.

The Republic of Ireland international said: “It has sort of been a long time coming. There was talk over the summer that something might happen but I am just delighted that it’s done and dusted now.

“I was close to joining the manager a year ago when he was at Wigan. He plays football the right way and has got a few good results along the way.

“I just want to play for a big club like this and I am relishing the challenge.

“I have said for a long time now that I want to try myself in the Premier League. Now I have a big chance at a great club, under a good manager.

“I couldn’t be happier. It’s a dream move really.”