Aiden McGeady Joins Charlton Athletic on Loan From Sunderland

Aiden McGeady

Charlton kicked off transfer deadline day in the early hours of the morning by signing Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady on loan for the rest of the season.

Charlton Athletic Sign Sunderland Winger Aiden McGeady

The Deal

McGeady becomes the second player to arrive at The Valley this window, following the addition of Andre Green earlier in the month.

McGeady had fallen out of favour at League One side Sunderland, with a move always looking likely throughout January.

The Republic of Ireland international brings a wealth of experience with him, having already featured in the Championship in the past with the likes of Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End.

As well as this, McGeady brings experience of the Premier League and the Champions League having played for Everton, Celtic and Spartak Moscow earlier in his career.

McGeady is set to train with his new teammates today and will be available to feature tomorrow when Charlton host struggling Barnsley in a Championship match.

What Was Said

Speaking to the club website about the move, Charlton manager Lee Bowyer said: “Bringing in someone with his quality is going to add to the squad. Last season we played against them obviously on three occasions and he’s an exceptional player. He brings goals, he brings assists, he’s someone that can make something out of nothing.

“He’s got experience, he’s played in Europe and for his country. We’re bringing in a very good, experienced player. Coming into the back end of the season experience can be important, Darren Pratley showed that in the play-off games last season.”

The club’s director of football, Steven Gallen, added: “I’m pleased. He’s someone I’ve been following personally for years watching him play for Ireland and Celtic in particular. We had a good look at him last year because we played against him a few times. We wanted to get someone attacking and someone exciting and I’m pleased we got Aiden.”

 

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