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Everton could benefit from bidding war for winger

Sunderland rumoured to be in for McGeady

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The Liverpool Echo is claiming that Sunderland are considering going up against Celtic in the race to try and sign winger Aiden McGeady.

Since costing a nominal fee from Spartak Moscow in January 2014, McGeady has been something of a disappointment in an Everton shirt.

The Ireland international has occasionally shown flashes of skill and creativity - remember his goal against Leicester last August - but I can honestly say I cannot remember him putting in a decent performance for the full 90 minutes.

The 29-year-old played just three more times after being sent off against West Ham in the FA Cup back in January and the arrival of Gerard Deulofeu is likely to limit is first-team opportunities still further.

Reports last week (mainly on Twitter, it has to be said), claimed McGeady was unsettled at Goodison Park and was keen on a move back to former club Celtic.

The Echo now claims that Sunderland are ready to make a move, perhaps sparking the most unlikeliest of "bidding wars" that has all Evertonians rubbing their hands with glee.

A fee in the region of £1million has been touted and Everton should consider anything more than that as a bonus given McGeady's form over the past 18 months.

He is definitely a player who be considered surplus to requirements with any cashed raised put towards strengthening other parts of the squad.