AIDEN’S MOVE TO PRESTON IS A DIY!
AIDEN McGEADY joked that he could be his own agent after forcing through a deadline day loan move from Everton to Preston North End.
The Republic of Ireland star even opted to miss Robbie Keane’s final international so that he could ensure his move to the Lilwhites went through.
McGeady revived his Euro 2016 hopes last year with a move to Sheffield Wednesday, and he will return to Championship football again under North End boss Simon Grayson.
The 30-year-old former Celtic winger has 85 caps for the Republic of Ireland and joins Middlesbrough’s Alex Baptiste and the Owls’ Marnick Vermijl in linking up with Preston at the 11th hour.
Putting everything on hold, McGeady dealt with the back-and-forth negotiations to bag himself a deal.
“I didn’t want the risk of it not happening by going to the game,” he said. “It was Robbie’s last, but there was paperwork that had to get signed and I thought I might have to do a medical.
“I was anxious about what might happen, but the manager was fine with me.
“He understood the situation, so I stayed behind when the team left and got all the paperwork through and sorted it out myself.”
Unwanted by Ronald Koeman, McGeady was relieved to secure some regular football for the year.
MOVE: Aiden McGeady