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McGeady completes Moscow move from Celtic

Aiden McGeady has left Celtic and joined Spartak Moscow on a four-year contract. The Republic of Ireland international had been linked with a move to England, but will now head to eastern Europe in a deal believed to be close to £10million.

McGeady told Celtic's official website: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Celtic Football Club for making my time here so enjoyable and memorable.

"The Celtic fans are second to none and it is a fantastic club to play for."

He added: "Celtic is the team I have supported my whole life and will miss so many things, however I am looking forward to the challenge of playing for Spartak Moscow.

"I wish the current players and management all the very best for the season ahead and I will be back whenever I can to cheer the team on."

Hoops boss Neil Lennon commented: "I would like to wish Aiden all the best with his move to Spartak Moscow.

"It is obviously a disappointment to lose a player with Aiden's talent. However, it was his desire to try and further his career in pastures new and I respect his decision.

"Spartak Moscow are a good club and I am sure Aiden will do very well there.

"I would like to wish Aiden and his family the very best of luck for the future."

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