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Republic of Ireland internationalist Aiden McGeady joins Sunderland from Everton

Republic of Ireland internationalist Aiden McGeady joins Sunderland from Everton

McGeady lost his way at Goodison Park, before a successful loan spell at Preston North End, under now Sunderland manager Simon Grayson, last season.

Sunderland have completed the signings of Everton winger Aiden McGeady and Bury striker James Vaughan for a reported total fee of just over £750,000, although the official figure remains undisclosed.

Speaking out about the new manager, and it appears Cattermole agrees with the notion that Grayson is a good fit for the club, and heaped praise on his new boss - while claiming that a big name manager wasn't what the club needed at all following relegation. Obviously a club like Sunderland is hard to turn down but the stage I'm at in my career I thought I had to choose carefully in my next move. McGeady scored thirteen goals in four seasons for Spartak Moscow.

"With Simon Grayson coming to Sunderland, and having him previous year at Preston, he probably got the best out of me last season".

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"I think the way that I play is a little bit off-the-cuff".

McGeady said: "I'm delighted, and just relieved now it's happened".

The Republic of Ireland worldwide particularly found his form from late December onwards, seven of his goals coming in the second-half of the campaign. I'm looking forward to getting started. There is no doubt that the experienced duo are good additions for the Sunderland side ahead of next season.

Rather than spending big in an attempt at finding some modicum of success, the club have instead seemingly identified players who will be able to provide some much needed quality albeit without the large price tag. "I've played here a couple of times and I know from first-hand experience how big a club it is and how much the fans will want to get back to the Premier League".

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