Saturday 3 December 2016

Everton agree loan terms with two Championship teams for Aiden McGeady

Published 31/01/2016 | 16:51

Aiden McGeady, pictured, is 'very close' to leaving Everton on loan, according to Roberto Martinez
Aiden McGeady, pictured, is 'very close' to leaving Everton on loan, according to Roberto Martinez

Everton winger Aiden McGeady is close to joining a Sky Bet Championship side on loan, Toffees boss Robert Martinez has revealed.

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McGeady has made only one first-team appearance for the Merseyside outfit this term.

A statement on Everton's website on Sunday said the 29-year-old Republic of Ireland international had been given permission to move on a short-term basis in order to get game time until the end of the campaign.

It mentioned reported interest from Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds and Blackburn, and Martinez said: "It seems very close.

"We've agreed terms with two teams in the Championship. It's just a matter of time before one of the deals is clinched.

"Aiden needs to play and it's a really good opportunity for him to do that in a very demanding fixture list for a team that can get a really good tempo into Aiden for Euro 2016.

"That will make sure he comes back having had a good period of football and of having an impact for whichever team he joins."

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