04 July, 2017
His performances at the Lancashire club last term have created interest in the Irishman's future and it is now reported that newly-relegated Sunderland, who are widely known to be interested in McGeady, have begun negotiations with his employers.
So far it has been one way traffic for the Black Cats, with Jordan Pickford, Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini all departing the club.
Everton are close to loaning out defenders Brendan Galloway and Tyias Browning to Sunderland, according to a recent report.
The defensive pair are set to join on season-long loans and are said to be having medicals on Wearside today.
Along with the expected arrival of the aforementioned Toffees duo at the Stadium of Light, Keith Downie also reports that a deal for Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady is in the pipeline between the sides, with the experienced global having enjoyed an impressive spell on loan at Preston last season. However, last season, at Preston North End, McGeady showed the kind of form that earned him a big money move to a Champions League club in 2010 as he was a key player for the Lilywhites in the Championship and won the club's Player of the Year award. In addition, the Toffees boss has made some impressive additions to the squad this summer and will be looking to somewhat overhaul his team throughout the transfer window in order to give the club the best chance possible of a top four finish.