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Aiden McGeady joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
McGeady has struggled to shine at Everton
McGeady has struggled to shine at Everton

Aiden McGeady has completed his loan move to Sheffield Wednesday, as he looks to kick-start his career after a slide in fortunes at Everton.

McGeady is believed to have rejected the potential offer of a move to join Spanish side Sevilla on loan over the weekend, with one other Championship club rivalling Sheffield Wednesday to complete a switch that will keep the player's hopes of a place in Ireland's Euro 2016 squad alive.

While McGeady was eager to stay in the Premier League, the former Celtic winger has been forced to consider a loan switch to the Championship division and a move to Hillsborough has been agreed after the player underwent a medical on Sunday evening.

The news is not so positive for McGeady's Everton team-mate Darron Gibson, who played in the closing stages of Everton’s 3-0 FA Cup win over Carlisle on Sunday.

Like McGeady, Republic of Ireland midfielder Gibson has been told that he can leave Everton on loan this month, but there has been a lack of interest in the former Manchester United star.

Everton have held “tentative talks” with clubs interested in Gibson, but they are awaiting to see if those discussions lead to a concrete offer ahead of the 11pm deadline.