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Sunderland midfielder Aiden McGeady: Everton wanted me out

Sunderland midfielder Aiden McGeady has revealed how he was bombed out of Everton.

The Blues sold the winger to Sunderland in 2017 for a small fee as Ronald Koeman looked to make space in the squad for new arrivals.

McGeady, speaking to the Sunderland Echo, "With Everton I had one year left on my contract and I think Everton wanted not a massive amount of money but they wanted me gone.

"I think Peter Risdale went to Everton, quite early on in the window, quite early on in the summer, before the end of the season and he was like 'look, we want to take him' and things like that.

"I was like 'listen, I will 100% sign here', even if a better offer came in on more money, it didn't really bother me.

"I didn't want to lose what I had at Preston but ultimately, financially, I don't think Preston could do it."

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