Everton boss Roberto Martinez had his eye on Aiden McGeady for quite some time even going back to when the Spaniard was the gaffer at Wigan. Now he finally got his man.
Indeed the 27-year-old winger has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal after signing from Spartak Moscow for an undisclosed fee. But one would wonder how the former Celtic star will fare at Goodison Park.
It’s fair to say that McGeady is somewhat inconsistent. Anyone who goes to the Aviva Stadium can second that. His form in Russia was good – he scored 13 goals in 93 games and played a key role in helping Spartak finish in 2nd place in 2012.
Though improving, Russia may not be the highest level in Europe yet Martinez definitely sees something in the Ireland international. Certainly enough to bring him to the Premier League and into an Everton side that is playing great football as of late with one eye firmly on a top four finish.
I believe that Roberto Martinez may be just the right man to get the most out of McGeady. He’s not just a squad player. He’ll be joining nternational team-mates Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and Darron Gibson in the squad. And given how Martinez has done with the other players this season so far, it’s make-or-break for Everton’s new boy.
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