McGeady throws cold water on possible Moscow move
Published 02/08/2010 | 05:00
SPARTAK MOSCOW'S chances of bringing Aiden McGeady to Russia look dead in the water after the Irish international admitted that the move would not appeal to him for either personal or football reasons.
The Russians have been persistent in their pursuit of the 24-year-old and have upped a bid of £8.3m to a figure in the region of £9.5m. However, the winger is lukewarm on the prospect.
"I know all about the interest from Russia," said McGeady. "Spartak are a famous club and I've heard a lot about them, but I don't see myself signing for them.
"Firstly, I am not keen on moving to Russia. To convince me otherwise would take an enormous effort. There are family reasons that would keep me here.
"But let's not forget the football side of things. I doubt that a move to Russia would make me a better footballer."
McGeady would prefer a move to the English Premier League, although his situation is complicated by the impasse in James Milner's situation at Aston Villa.
If he moves to Manchester City, Villa will have the funds to reunite McGeady with Martin O'Neill.