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Leeds United confirm interest in Aiden McGeady

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The Everton winger is looking for playing time, but hesitant to go to a Championship side.

McGeady has been kept to training facilities this season.
McGeady has been kept to training facilities this season.
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Leeds United manager Steve Evans has confirmed the team is attempting to come to an agreement with the Republic of Ireland international Aiden McGeady to bring him in on loan for the rest of the season. As has been previously mentioned it appears McGeady is hesitant to leave the topflight and face lower competition.

It's a very long shot even with the injury to Kevin Mirallas and sale of Steven Naismith that McGeady even smells the bench outside of cup matches for Everton this season. He has only played once so far this season and at this rate is likely to get passed over for the Euro 2016 Ireland squad.

This is the second team to complain about McGeady's reluctance to move from Everton. Previously his former team Celtic made it known he would not be returning unless he accepted drastically reduced wages. Any talk of him joining the Scottish team have disappeared so it seems money will be a sticking point for the winger.

McGeady was one of Roberto Martinez big misses, but coming on a £2 million transfer fee shows how low the expectations were for him and more a long shot that just didn't work out. He's still under contract for all of next season so unless a deal is completed that sells him it seems likely that he will be training again at Finch Farm next year, but unlikely again to see him actually take the pitch come game day.