McGeady departure from Everton all but certain as offers start pouring in

Roberto Martinez confirmed that the club has received loan offers for the Irish winger

McGeady departure from Everton all but certain as offers start pouring in

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Everton winger Aiden McGeady looks set to be leaving Goodison Park on a short-term deal, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

The Toffees boss revealed that various loan offers have been submitted to the club following their 2-0 FA Cup win over Dagenham and Redbridge.

It has become glaringly apparent that McGeady is in dire need of more football action if he wants to be assured of a place in Martin O'Neill's side ahead of the Euros.

In the last 22 weeks however, McGeady has played just 45 minutes in an Everton shirt and was substituted at half-time during a League Cup game against Barnsley. But McGeady has been offered a renewed sense of hope this weekend following comments from Martinez, indicating that a few clubs have expressed interest in the winger.

Following their third FA Cup win, he said:

"We have three teams that have asked about him. It was important not to cup tie him.'

Reports suggest that Derby County and Middlesborough as well as his former club Celtic, are among the front runners in acquiring McGeady's services. It is also believed that the Merseysiders will still be paying some if not most of his salary while he is on loan. This feature could solidify McGeady's chances of returning to the Scottish club.

Darron Gibson, in addition to McGeady, looks set to be unloaded from Everton, but Martinez insists that the club will negotiate the process carefully for both players. 

''We have a lot of interest in Gibson and McGeady. We need to consider next step carefully. They have not had enough minutes and need to be active. We are going to look into it. We don’t rely on selling players to balance the books. We will make football decisions from window to window to make sure we are a stronger team.”