Sunderland have signed AIden McGeady on a three year deal from Everton for a reported £500,000 fee.
The Irish international played under new Sunderland boss Simon Grayson at Preston on loan last season, and the new Black Cats boss has snapped up the former Celtic winger for a bargain price.
McGeady enjoyed an excellent season at Deepdale, and will be aiming to carry that impressive form to the Stadium of Light.
“Aiden’s career speaks volumes,” Grayson said. He’s been an exceptional player and was an outstanding performer at Preston last season.”
The 31 year old is hoping to make his debut against Celtic on July 29th.
“I grew up a Celtic fan, had a lot of good times there and left on good terms,” he said. “I played against them a couple of times in the Champions League while I was in Russia and got a decent reception.
Sunderland – who were relegated from the Premier League last season after a dismal campaign – also signed striker James Vaughan, who scored 24 goals in 37 appearances for Bury last year.