Villa target McGeady set for Spartak Moscow

Aston Villa target Aiden McGeady is close to making a move from Scottish club Celtic to Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow.

Aston Villa target Aiden McGeady is close to making a move from Scottish club Celtic to Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow.

The 24-year old Republic of Ireland international’s Celtic Park future has been up in the air all summer but it now seems as though he will make the plunge into the Russian league with Spartak set to sign him for £9.5million.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon admitted that McGeady was on his way out with a deal likely to be completed in the next day or so.

“He’s going to Moscow in the next couple of days to get it finalised,” Lennon said.

“In that respect, the sooner it is done and put to bed the better. Having spoken to Aiden yesterday, he seems more settled about the idea. You never know what might happen but, from what I gather, it should get done over the next couple of days.”

McGeady had emerged as a target for Villa who were hoping to bring him in if they happen to lose James Milner to Manchester City.

 
Need your Aston Villa news fix? Click here for all Villa news and transfer rumours.