Everton's McGeady Set To Stay But No Keeper Return
Aiden McGeady's impressive form during his season-long loan at Deepdale last season saw him claim the Player of the Year award, it will also see a permanent transfer concluded in the not too distant future, according to the Liverpool Echo.
McGeady has no future at Everton, Simon Grayson, along with most of the fans, would love the Ireland international back, but former Preston goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, set to leave Wolves, will not return.
The Lancashire Evening Post reports Preston-born Lonergan, 33, would be keen on a return to Deepdale but Grayson doesn't have the Wolves keeper, who doesn't feature in our Championship rivals' future plans, as a target.
Chris Maxwell does need a back up, competition too, following the release of Anders Lindegaard but LEP sources have been informed Preston academy graduate Lonergan isn't this man. However, Grayson could target Norwich keeper, former North End loanee, Declan Rudd, 26.
Returning to Republic of Ireland international McGeady, the Echo report claimed Preston will part with £2m to secure the signature of the forward. Seen as a 'high earner' at Goodison Park his wages would need reducing, certainly if such a fee, which I'd question, were paid.