Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady could be signing for Everton this summer, it has been reported cross channel.
Everton’s manager Roberto Martinez has revealed he is close to signing the Irish man, who has strong Donegal connections, and he has admired the player for a while since he was at Wigan Athletic.
However, Martinez does not expect to sign the him until the end of the summer when his contract
with Spartak Moscow is set to expire.
“We are very close to a deal with Aiden for the summer,that is true. You know I like him as a player,”
he said in the Daily Mirror.
“But as things stand now I don’t think we will be able to do anything for January because there are
too many difficulties. Many things can happen in the window, but right now it would be difficult.’
The Irish winger has relations in west Donegal.
Meanwhile, Martinez also confirmed that he would like to give right back Seamus Coleman a new contract in the summer.
The Irish international from Killybegs has been on great form this season scoring five goals in twenty premier league games this season.
Martinez has told the press that he would like to keep at the club.
“He is happy at Everton and has a long-term contract but I always said that players that do well and perform, it is my intention to sit down in the summer and reassess.
“That could be bad for everyone with big contracts as well. He deserves a reward. He has been terrific.”
“He is getting stronger in the build-up play, in the positional play, and growing as a player. He is a
young man but the sky is the limit.’Roberto Martinez told Sky Sports.
Everton and Irish international James McCarthy, who also has Donegal connections, has praised his manager and believes he can bring success to the club.
The Irish mid fielder won the FA Cup last season with Martinez at Wigan Athletic says has full faith in his manager to do well at Everton.