Ex-Sunderland, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday winger joins former boss at Hibernian

Aiden McGeady has completed his move to Hibernian to link up with former Sunderland boss Lee Johnson.

By Joe Ramage
Friday, 24th June 2022, 8:57 pm
Updated Friday, 24th June 2022, 8:58 pm
Aiden McGeady was not offered a new deal by Sunderland this summer. Picture by FRANK REID
Aiden McGeady was not offered a new deal by Sunderland this summer. Picture by FRANK REID

The 36-year-old joined the Black Cats from Preston in 2017 but wasn’t offered a new deal at the Stadium of Light following the end of his contract this summer with Alex Neil’s side clinching promotion to the Championship.

McGeady has been strongly linked with a move to the Scottish Premiership side with that move now being confirmed.

In their first season working together, McGeady excelled under Johnson with the 41-year-old bringing him back into the fold after being exiled by former Cats boss Phil Parkinson.

McGeady went on to be named in the 2020/21 League One team of the year after contributing six goals and 17 assists for Johnson’s side who were beaten in the play-off semi-final by Lincoln City.

The Irishman struggled with injury last season but was still able to make 16 appearances for the club who achieved promotion in the play-off final against Wycombe Wanderers.

“Aiden is a top player, has had a fantastic career to date, and we aim to extend and accentuate his abilities within the blend of our new-look squad,” said Johnson.

“We will also look to utilise Aiden’s fantastic leadership qualities to help guide and get the best out of our young forward players.”

McGeady returns to the Scottish Premiership 12 years after leaving Glasgow giants Celtic where he enjoyed six years of his career.

Meanwhile, Sunderland confirmed goalkeeper Anthony Patterson has agreed a new four-year deal to remain at the Stadium of Light after the youngster enjoyed a strong finish to the League One promotion campaign.