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Celtic winger McGeady completes Spartak Moscow switch



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Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has completed his move to Spartan Moscow.

The Russian side has made McGeady the most expensive export ever in Scottish football, landing him for around 9.8 million pounds, and the Ireland international has penned a four-year deal with the capital club.

The 24-year-old came up through Celtic’s youth system and made his debut in the 2003/04 season. He became a regular the next season, and he would go on to make more than 250 appearances for Celtic, scoring 37 goals and assisting on more than twice that.

It was no secret that McGeady wanted to leave Celtic this summer, and he looked to be high on Aston Villa’s list of summer targets. But a move never materialized, and Spartak swooped in to land him. He comes into a side that is already qualified for the group stage of the Champions League, but they’re currently only eighth in the 16-team Russian Premier League at the halfway point of the season.

McGeady told Celtic’s official website, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Celtic Football Club for making my time here so enjoyable and memorable.”

“The Celtic fans are second to none and it is a fantastic club to play for.”