Anfield boss keen on Irish international.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is considering a move to sign Spartak Moscow attacker Aiden McGeady as he looks to bring in another winger to Anfield. The former Celtic star has been a relative success in Russia since his move from Parkhead last August but may well be tempted by a move to the Premier League side.
Having brought in Stewart Downing to fill the left wing slot Dalglish has started to look at potential players to fill the right wing berth that has in the main been filled by Dutch international Dirk Kuyt, very much a makeshift option following his conversion by Rafa Benitez from his more familiar striking role.
Liverpool have spent over £100m on new additions in 2011, with the club’s new owners funding moves to bring Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January and Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Doni and Downing this summer. Dalglish is thought to be keen on bringing in even more natural width to help provide the ammunition for his strike-force.
McGeady spent seven seasons in the Celtic’s first team, notching up over 250 appearances for the Bhoys before he completed a £9.5m move to Moscow. The Glasgow born Irish international has also collected 40 international caps and is a regular in Giovanni Trapattoni’s national team set-up.
Any move to capture McGeady would clearly require a fee well in excess of that paid by Spartak Moscow and it seems that Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group, seem more than content to fund Dalglish’s transfer targets. The 25 year old is able to play on either wing and as a second striker.
To help balance the books it is thought that Liverpool are looking to offload a number of their squad players, Paul Konchesky having already left for Leicester City, and the likes of Milan Jovanovic, Alberto Aquilani, Christian Poulsen, Joe Cole and Raul Meireles strongly linked with moves away from Anfield.