Aston Villa Transfer Rumours: Would Aiden McGeady Be a Good Signing for Villa?

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Aston Villa Transfer Rumours: Would Aiden McGeady Be a Good Signing for Villa?
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According to Sunday's Daily Record, Aston Villa manager Alex Mcleish is looking to former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady to strengthen the Aston Villa squad this summer.

Villa have struggled to create chances this season, and depth is definitely needed in the midfield.

It has been a year-and-a-half since McGeady made the move to Russia to play with Spartak Moscow.

He had a good start to his career in Russia, playing well on the right wing.

After 30 games for Spartak, he has scored five goals with 14 assists.

With Darren Bent up front, McGeady could be the perfect man to supply him with chances.

He is excellent with the ball at his feet, looking to beat his marker and get to the byline rather than putting hopeful balls into the box.

His delivery is also excellent, and a Villa team that has only scored 33 goals this season could definitely use his services.

The Record reports that McGeady could be persuaded to stay in Russia, as Zenit St Petersburg are also interested in his services.

Would Villa be able to tempt the winger away from a chance to play with Russia's current champions?

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McGeady may be a good player, but are there areas that would be more important for Alex Mcleish?

The Birmingham club are not exactly the most exciting prospect for prospective players at the moment. Two years of poor football have been rewarded with poor finishes in the league.

You have to question the teams need for another wide player, though. The more pressing need is surely the centre of midfield.

With the sad retirement of Stiliyan Petrov, Villa are now woefully short of players in the middle of the park.

Spartak paid a hefty fee for McGeady not long ago, so Villa will probably need to stump up around £10 million for the Irishman.

With money not as plentiful as it once was at Villa Park, is McGeady really a good use of funds?

What do you think of this potential signing? Do Villa really need a player like McGeady? Comment below.

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