Everton winger Aiden McGeady has been linked with a return to his roots at Celtic.
The Scottish winger started his career at Celtic before moving onto Spartak Moscow in 2010. At that time,McGeady was on course to becoming one of the valuable players from Scottish football in recent times. After four years in a different league,McGeady struggled to establish himself and made just 72 appearances. This saw him return to British football with Everton offering him an escape. Everton appeared to be ready to offer regular first-team football to the 29-year-old but this unfortunately has not been the case.
McGeady continues to struggle for first-team opportunities and he made only 16 appearances last season. As the January transfer window has begun, rumours about a return to Scottish football have cropped up once again. Celtic have been struggling for form under Ronny Deila and the club are expected to make some improvements to the squad in this transfer window. However, the Norwegian manager has ruled out the possibility of the 29-year-old returning to Celtic Park since he would cost a lot in wages. Deila says that the only possibility of such a move happening is if the player accepts a huge cut in wages, which is unlikely to happen given that the player is just entering his 30s.
“There’s no chance of that happening. We have tried before to get those types of players but they get three times the salary at other places. It’s also more interesting for them to play in England than Scotland. It’s tough and you never say never but it’s a different planet when you talk salariesIt has to be players who want to come to Glasgow and play for Celtic, like Carlton Cole has done. He went down a lot in salary to come here,” said Deila.