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Celtic Winger Aiden McGeady Completes £9.8m Spartak Moscow Move

Parkhead talent on his way to Russia.

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Aiden McGeady has completed his move from Celtic to Spartak Moscow.

The Republic of Ireland international has signed a four-year deal with the Russian side after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Celtic accepted a bid in the region of £9.8million from Spartak earlier this month and the winger has now tied up his switch to the Russian capital.

McGeady made 185 appearances for Celtic during his nine-year spell at the club after coming through their youth ranks.

The deal to bring McGeady to Russia represents a Scottish transfer record and Celtic boss Neil Lennon will hoping to use some of the funds to strengthen his own squad. (Sky Sports)

Perhaps the most telling portion of this report is the reference to Lennon being able ot use “some of the funds” to reinvest in his Parkhead squad. Celtic are so riddled with debt after years of bad management that one wonders just why a club that brings in 60,000 fans week in, week out still isn’t able to fork out for big names.

Aiden McGeady wanted a fresh challenge and I am sure that the Bhoys support will wish him well but its a tough place to go and make a name for yourself. The 24 year old Glasgow born Irish international is a naturally gifted player who seems to have outgrown the SPL and would surely have preferred a move down south to the Premier League but will be hoping to make it in Moscow.

Meanwhile Neil Lennon will try to squeeze some pennies out of the board and hope he can bring in the players needed to give Rangers a run for their money this term.

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