McGeady agrees terms for Moscow move
Celtic's Aidan McGeady has agreed terms with Spartak Moscow ahead of his proposed £9.5 million move to the Russian giants.
Sport-Express reported that McGeady will sign the final contract with the club on either Wednesday or Thursday after having a medical on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Spartak's manager Valeri Karpin has rejected criticism from his own supporters that McGeady is a waste of money.
The move was questioned after reports in Russia suggested the winger had insisted on a bodyguard, a cook and a driver among a list of wants.
"If any player had come to Spartak and begun speaking in this manner then we would not even have spoken back to them," Karpin is quoted as saying in the Daily Record.
"McGeady had only two real questions for me about non-football matters and I could understand both.
"He said it was the first time he would be moving to an unknown city and it would be difficult with the system of the roads.
"We have said there would be a driver for the first three months. Is this news? Many players in the Russian league have drivers.
"And secondly, he asked about the smoke which had covered the city when he was there and wondered if this was normal.
"Of course it was not and I assured him of this.>p>
"He is not what you would call a typical British winger or wide player who just takes the ball and crosses it into the box.
"McGeady can take the ball down and play football on the ground with skill."