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Middlesbrough interested in Everton outcast Aiden McGeady

The winger spent last season on loan at Preston North End in the Championship

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Middlesbrough could be set to make a move for Everton winger Aiden McGeady, according to the Irish Independent. The Republic of Ireland international is out in the cold at Goodison Park, with Ronald Koeman having made it clear he is not part of his plans.

He spent last season on loan with Championship side Preston North End and impressed, scoring eight goals and registering nine assists in 32 appearances and winning Preston’s player of the year award.

It has not been enough to convince those at Everton he deserves a place, though, and a permanent exit has looked a certainty for several months.

It was thought he would return to Deepdale but now it appears they will have competition from relegated Middlesbrough for his signature.

Boro are believed to have earmarked McGeady as a player that could help them make a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking. However, they were interested before the arrival of new manager Garry Monk and his plans may change their intentions of signing him.

Should they make a move they will be confident of getting their man with Preston currently unable to match McGeady’s wage packet, believed to be around £40,000 per week.