By Russell Edge
Everton winger Aiden McGeady has confirmed he wants to quit the club this summer after a successful season on loan at Preston North End.
McGeady joined the Championship club in a deadline day deal in the summer transfer window, and has impressed so much he was won the Sir Tom Finney Player of the Year award at Deepdale.
The Republic of Ireland midfielder has made 34 appearances for the Lancashire based side this season, scoring eight goals which helped him in picking up the end of season accolade, which is voted for by fans and named after legendary Preston midfielder Sir Tom Finney.
The 31-year-old claims that the season at Deepdale has been one of the best times of his career, and insisted he would love to return next season.
McGeady told the Preston North End Player, available on the club’s official website,: “Here I have played, I have enjoyed it, it has been great for me and I would like to come back.
“It has been the best thing that has happened to me in the last few years.”
The 87-time-capped winger bemoaned his lack of opportunities at parent club Everton, as well as his time on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, but says it will not be his decision whether he is to depart Goodison Park.
“Before this I was forgotten about the last couple of years; I wasn’t playing at Everton, I didn’t play much at Sheffield Wednesday,” he told PNE Player HD.
“I don’t know what is going to happen in the summer, because I probably won’t have the final say.”
McGeady joined Everton from Russian side Spartak Moscow in the 2014 winter transfer window, going on to make 43 appearances and scoring just a solitary goal for the club.
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