Ireland international Aiden McGeady became the most expensive Scottish export following his £9.5 million move from Celtic to Russia back in August 2010.
However, the Russian Premier League offers limited exposure and the promising midfielder is yet to impress enough to earn a move to a more prestigious European league.
The former Celtic star is an exciting player capable of excelling in the English game. Blessed with searing pace and near-flawless ball control, McGeady relishes running at defenders.
The Irishman is built more solidly than your average winger and could put up a decent fight in physical confrontations against Premier League full-backs. Strong with both feet and capable of operating on either wing, the versatile midfielder would be a smart pick-up, and reports indicate that a number of English sides agree.
According to The Daily Mail, the 27-year-old came agonisingly close to completing a £5 million switch to Wigan earlier this year in January, but the move collapsed at the last minute as McGeady elected to stay in Russia.
It appears likely that Wigan boss Roberto Martinez may consider a second approach in the summer, declaring that the speedy winger "is a very talented player, someone I really admire".
The Express has also reported that Everton are another club keen on signing McGeady. His agent Jan Dreyer claimed his client could depart Russia in the near future.
Dreyer told Russian newspaper Izvestia: "If Aiden does get a really serious offer from England, which suits the management at Spartak Moscow, we will certainly consider it".
Both parties will recognise the coming transfer window is the ideal time for the Glasgow-born man to move on. His contract expires in 2014, and unless Spartak Moscow are desperate to hang onto their winger, the Russian side will want to cash in before the possibility of a free transfer beckons.
At 27-years-old, McGeady is also coming into his peak and he could potentially showcase his best football in the Premier League – the most popular and exposed division in the world.
McGeady is a fantastic player to watch and it would be a pleasure to see him mixing it with some the best players in the world. Let’s hope the reported interest in his services materialises in the summer.
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