By Kevin Phillips

12th Jul, 2020 | 1:08pm

'It is over' - Kevin Phillips Exclusive: Sunderland likely to bin big earner this summer

Kevin Phillips is adamant there is no way back for Aiden McGeady at Sunderland and tipped the winger to be sold this summer.

The 2000 European Golden Show winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the club will look to get the 34-year-old off the wage bill to make room for reinforcements.

The former Republic of Ireland international was loaned out to Championship side Charlton in January, shortly after Phil Parkinson was appointed manager.

McGeady revealed in January that he left the Stadium of Light because he “didn’t see eye to eye” with the current Black Cats boss.

The former Everton and Celtic attacker still has a year left on his contract on Wearside.

When asked by Football Insider if the winger still has a future at the club, Phillips said:

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“Phil Parkinson has made it clear where he stands with Aiden.

“He has been good for them but he has moved on.

“They will want to get rid of him to free up a wage and help them bring in some more reinforcements so that they can get out of League One.

“His time at Sunderland is over and I think the player accepts that. I am sure Aiden is looking to move on and get his career going somewhere else.”

Parkinson, when speaking on McGeady’s future, said: “There’s the possibility to loan him out again next season.

“Once Charlton’s season is finished we’ll sit down and we’ll have a chat with Aiden.”

In other Sunderland news, it can be REVEALED that Ipswich Town have set their sights on signing Stadium of Light regular this summer.

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