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McGeady may be on the move

30 May 2013 15:18:07

McGeady may be on the move

Aiden McGeady has admitted Spartak Moscow may look to cash in on him this summer as he enters the final year of his contract in Russia.

McGeady, who played for the Republic of Ireland in their 1-1 draw with England on Wednesday night, has been repeatedly linked with a move back from eastern Europe since sealing his £9.5million switch from Celtic in August 2010, with several Barclays Premier League clubs having been credited with an interest in him.

He said: "I have only got a year left on my contract, so it's bound to happen. Maybe Spartak want to cash in on me now because if they don't, there's a possibility I could leave for nothing."

He added: "But I am happy there just now. When I came back into the team in March when I got fit again, I was probably playing some of the best stuff I have played since I went there and I was happy with everything. I am easy. I have enjoyed it and we will see what happens."

McGeady met up with the Ireland squad after playing what could prove to be his last game for Spartak last weekend in a 2-0 final-day victory over Alania Vladikavkaz. However, his season looked to have ended significantly earlier after he was handed a six-match ban following his dismissal in a 2-1 defeat at Mordovia Saransk.

McGeady later admitted kicking a TV microphone as he headed for the dressing room, but denied making a gesture towards fans and was also accused of damaging a dressing room door.

However, his suspension, which would have seen him miss the start of the new campaign, was eventually reduced to two games.

He said: "It was blown out of proportion a little bit. It's funny how the media always concentrate on the negative things. You don't see that many positive things coming out of Moscow.

"All of a sudden, it was a six-game ban and I trashed the dressing room, that sort of stuff. I got a six-game ban for basically doing nothing. Obviously Spartak felt the same as me and it was reduced to two. When do you see a six-game ban reduced to two?

"I played the last game - obviously the authorities knew they had got it wrong. I am just glad it was quashed. I was hanging about for a few weeks just waiting to see when the appeal was going to be heard. Spartak seemed to rush it through and after two games, I was able to play in the last game of the season, which was great."


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