Premier League outfit Everton look set to lose Aiden McGeady this summer amid interest from Middlesbrough, according to The Irish Independent.
The Republic of Ireland international spent the entirety of last season on loan at Championship side Preston North End, where he scored eight goals and laid on nine assists in just 34 league appearances to help Simon Grayson’s side to 11th place in the division.
Prior to that, McGeady spent time on loan at Sheffield Wednesday at the end of the 2015/16 season to illustrate his lowly pecking order position at Goodison Park, and with further attacking reinforcements likely this summer, he’s only going to go down on that list.
And that is why Ronald Koeman is looking to sell the 31-year-old this summer, and recent reports suggest that Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough are eyeing up a move for the winger, as they look to bounce back straight back up to the Premier League.
The North East giants embarked on a dreadful top-flight campaign last time out, finishing 19th in the table and 12 points adrift of safety, yet optimism has been somewhat renewed following the appointment of former Leeds boss Monk.
And it appears that the club are already planning to bolster their attacking options with reported interest in McGeady, a player who proved his credentials in the Championship last term with Preston, and one who could well make a big difference to Boro if they can get a deal done this summer.
However, what does seem clear is that the £3.4 million-rated (as per Transfermarkt) star’s tricky time Everton is set to end in the coming weeks and months.