Everton boss Roberto Martinez is close to landing Irish winger Aiden McGeady on a pre-contract agreement, reports The Independent.
McGeady's contract with Russian side Spartak Moscow is nearing its end, and Martinez is poised to recruit the Irishman in time for next season.
The 27-year-old former Celtic winger is said to be close to agreeing terms with Everton, and once wages are decided there is a chance the two clubs could agree a fee to see McGeady move to Merseyside in the January window.
Spartak Moscow signed McGeady from Celtic in 2010 for a fee of £9.5million, but a recent bust up with head coach Valery Karpin has seen the winger's future at the club put in doubt.
Karpin criticised McGeady for his supposed negligent attitude towards training and his poor physical condition.
Ironically, Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has praised the winger for his high work-rate and level of skill.
In his 92 appearances for Spartak Moscow, McGeady has scored 13 and assisted 29 - which is a decent return for a winger.
Martinez will hope he can supply the likes of Romelu Lukaku, to maintain Everton's impressive form, if he joins in the January window.
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