The Republic of Ireland international was told he had no future at the Toffees following the arrival of manager Ronald Koeman last summer, and spent last season on-loan at Championship side Preston North End.
Preston boss Simon Grayson has since moved to Sunderland – and the Newcastle Chronicle claim he’s determined to sign McGeady – and apparently he’ll pay up to £4.5 million for the former Celtic player.
After arriving at Goodison Park on a free transfer from Spartak Moscow back in 2014, McGeady barely kicked a ball for Everton, and made just 32 league appearances for the club.
Even the mere suggestion of somebody paying real, actual cash for him has Everton supporters celebrating:
Four and a half million pounds for Aiden McGeady? FOUR AND A HALF MILLION!!! That can't be right surely
— Roger Mottram (@rogerefc) July 2, 2017
4.5m for mcgeady pic.twitter.com/h2zrNj8VKP
— mogsy (@mogs157) July 2, 2017
4.5 million for McGeady pic.twitter.com/D6PipRpJHC
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) July 2, 2017
— Andy Goss (@andygoss78) July 2, 2017
4 and a half million for McGeady is fucking outstanding
— Joe ? (@1878_joe) July 2, 2017
I'm sorry, what? Actual cash has been exchanged for Mcgeady??! ?
— BolasieOnTheBreak (@FinKitch) July 2, 2017
Sunderland just paid 4.5 mill for mcgeady !!! No it's not April fools day !! Just let that sink in for a moment ffs !!!
— William Milroy (@themongoose15) July 2, 2017
£4.5m for McGeady. pic.twitter.com/c38jNEjbM8
— Ste (@1878_Ste) July 2, 2017
things are definitely looking up when we can get actual cash for that fat little bag'o'shite McGeady
— Unobstructed View (@kelefc) July 2, 2017
£4.5 million is decent to be honest for McGeady
— Liam (@liambrass_) July 2, 2017
We're getting money for mcgeady? I was just accepting getting him off the wage bill!
— Michael Gott (@Gottoefc) July 2, 2017
Spending nearly a combined 11 or so million on Gibson oviedo and mcgeady that's Sunderland for ya
— Joe Flatman (@sunnychilton) July 2, 2017
Everton getting £4.5m for Mcgeady is even crazier imo
— Voice of Everton (@VoiceofEverton) July 2, 2017
Quite a reaction, eh?
Is McGeady really that bad? He did well in the Championship last season – so could he end up being a clever signing for Sunderland?