Sheffield Wednesday lead Leeds United in race for Everton winger McGeady

Everton's Aidan McGeady and Lille's Pape Souare
Everton's Aidan McGeady and Lille's Pape Souare
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Sheffield Wednesday appear to have beaten Leeds United and Blackburn to the loan signing of Everton winger Aiden McGeady.

McGeady, who has made only one first-team appearance for the Merseyside outfit this term, is said to be having a medical at Hillsborough this evening.

A statement on Everton’s website on Sunday said the 29-year-old Republic of Ireland international had been given permission to move on a short-term basis in order to get game time until the end of the campaign.

It mentioned reported interest from Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds and Blackburn, and Martinez said: “It seems very close.

“We’ve agreed terms with two teams in the Championship. It’s just a matter of time before one of the deals is clinched.

“Aiden needs to play and it’s a really good opportunity for him to do that in a very demanding fixture list for a team that can get a really good tempo into Aiden for Euro 2016.

“That will make sure he comes back having had a good period of football and of having an impact for whichever team he joins.”