Sunderland star McGeady may have played last game after news - Phillips

By Kevin Phillips

11th Apr, 2022 | 2:01pm

Aiden McGeady may have played last game for Sunderland after confirmed news - Phillips

Aiden McGeady may have played his last game for Sunderland, according to Kevin Phillips.

The Stadium of Light legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said “it is time” for the club and the 36-year-old to “say goodbye to each other” this summer.

McGeady has not featured for the Black Cats since the 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury Town on 23 November.

The winger has been sidelined with a knee injury for the majority of the 2021-22 campaign.

As quoted by the Chronicle (1 April), Sunderland boss Alex Neil revealed the 92-times Republic of Ireland international could be out for the remainder of the season with the problem.

McGeady’s contract at the Stadium of Light expires at the end of June this year.

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When asked if McGeady would play for the club again, Phillips told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “All great things always come to an end.

“We all know what a brilliant player he’s been for Sunderland over the years. For him not to pull that shirt on again would be a shame but from club and player’s point of view I think it is time to say goodbye to each other.

“It happens. He has been there a long time. On his day, he is an incredible player and is unplayable at that level. He has not been as consistent in the last couple of seasons though.

“I think player and club will part way on good terms this summer.”

In other news, Kieran Maguire has tipped there to be an influx of French signings at Sunderland after ‘huge’ boardroom news.