Aiden McGeady’s 5 transfer options if proposed Hibs move falls through

Aiden McGeady is said to be close to a move to Hibs.

But as we’ve seen so many times in football, things can change very quickly.

There are certainly several other clubs watching the situation of a very good player and he might be tempted to change his mind.

Interested parties could come from either side of the border, with the 36-year-old making a name for himself in the south.

Could there be a reunion with a former Celtic manager overseas too?

Here, Soccer Scotland takes a look at the winger’s options.

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As already mentioned, this option seems the most likely.

Easter Road Club have reportedly been planning this move for several weeks and the player himself seems keen.



Lee Johnson managed McGeady at Sunderland
Lee Johnson managed McGeady at Sunderland

A deal seems close, but in football you can never count your chickens.

Shaun Maloney started things when he was still at the club and his successor Lee Johnson knows the winger well, having captained him at Sunderland.

It also looks like a good fit as the Hibees need both a spark at this position and proven players.

Fleetwood town

Almost every unsigned player is associated with the Cod Army, but with good reason as Scott Brown has indicated he would be exploring that market.

The League One side are reportedly monitoring the situation and could face competition from the Hibees.

Obviously there is a strong relationship between the two ex-Celts and that could pave the way for a deal.

McGeady is a household name at this level and with Fleetwood landing at the other end of the table from Sunderland his conquest could be a huge boost.

Omonia Nicosia



Lennon and McGeady know each other well
Lennon and McGeady know each other well

Someone else who has an existing relationship with the player is Neil Lennon.

The pair had their spats on while in the Hoops but are believed to have had a good relationship overall and McGeady said in a recent BBC interview that he enjoyed working under the Northern Irishman.

The 36-year-old has already played in Russia and could be tempted by another shot abroad before hanging up the boots.

Omonia has underperformed in the league this season and Lennon could turn to someone he knows well.

DundeeUnited

Most teams in Scotland would probably price a move for McGeady.

But after United lured Tony Watt away from Motherwell he is thought to have a better budget than most.

They also have European football to look forward to, so maybe they could use a marquee signing or two.

The former Everton man would certainly be one to excite fans and give them a more offensive threat.

Sheffield Wednesday

You can imagine League One clubs in England would be keen to secure a deal as McGeady has proven himself there in recent years.

One he is familiar with is Sheffield Wednesday, having been there on loan in the Championship in 2016.

They’re also a huge club so they could probably be a step ahead of most others in the division.

There is already a Scottish contingent there including Barry Bannan and Callum Paterson who could help.

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