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Aiden McGeady: Hibernian sign former Sunderland and Celtic winger on one-year deal

Aiden McGeady is Hibernian's eighth summer signing; the 36-year-old played under manager Lee Johnson at Sunderland; the former Celtic winger has 93 caps for the Republic of Ireland

Aiden McGeady is retuning to Scottish football for the first time since 2010
Image: Aiden McGeady is retuning to Scottish football for the first time since 2010

Hibernian have signed Aiden McGeady on a one-year deal.

The 36-year-old is reuniting with his former Sunderland boss Lee Johnson as he returns to Scottish football for the first time since he left Celtic in 2010.

Johnson was sacked by the Black Cats in January, while McGeady was released at the end of last season after helping them to promotion to the Championship through the play-offs.

Aiden McGeady started his playing career at Celtic
Image: McGeady started his playing career at Celtic

The winger came through the youth ranks with Celtic and made 185 appearances for the Scottish Premiership champions before moves to Spartak Moscow, Everton, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End before five years at the Stadium of Light.

Johnson said: "We are delighted to bring Aiden to Hibernian FC.

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Lee Johnson says he admires winger Aiden McGeady as he reveals his plan to have them challenging against the top Scottish Premiership sides

"He will bring skill, experience and gravitas to our team. Aiden is a top player, has had a fantastic career to date and we aim to extend and accentuate his abilities within the blend of our new-look squad.

"We will also look to utilise Aiden's fantastic leadership qualities to help guide and get the best out of our young forward players."

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Aiden McGeady is reunited with his former Sunderland boss Lee Johnson
Image: McGeady is reunited with his former Sunderland boss Lee Johnson

He will now join up with his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp in Portugal.

Hibs have already recruited David Marshall, Nohan Kenneh, Lewis Miller, Jair Tavares and Momodou Bojang this summer, while Ewan Henderson and Rocky Bushiri signed permanently after successful loan spells.

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