One-time Celtic favourite Aiden McGeady has revealed he would love to return to Parkhead one day but has admitted he does not think it will happen.
The Irish winger, who is currently with Sunderland in League One, said: “I think the moment where I could have returned as Celtic player has passed. I would be happy to finish my career in a Celtic shirt, but I don’t think it will happen.”
As come-and-get-me pleas go, it’s perhaps not the most convincing but if it is McGeady’s last appeal to Brendan Rodgers to bring him back to wear the green and white, he would be very wise to ignore it.
McGeady was always an inconsistent performer, capable of bamboozing defenders and frustrating managers in equal measure and there’s nothing in his form with the Black Cats to suggest he would add a great deal to Rodgers’ squad right now.
The future lies with the likes of Ryan Christie; young players who will only improve rather than older-timers like McGeady.
A returning star always gets the fans going, but generally their contribution on the pitch does not marry up well with the hype.
That would likely be the case with McGeady, as well.