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Sunderland: Aiden McGeady admits he is likely to leave this summer

Sunderland: Aiden McGeady admits he is likely to leave this summer -Sunderland Transfer Rumours

Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady has admitted that it is likely that he leaves the club this summer.

The Lowdown: McGeady’s Sunderland career

Since joining the North-East club in 2017, the Ireland international has amassed 149 appearances in a Sunderland shirt, scoring 36 goals and producing 34 assists over the five-year period.

The 36-year-old was named on the bench for the Black Cats on Saturday as Alex Neil’s side defeated Wycombe 2-0 at Wembley to seal promotion to the Championship.

With his contract set to expire this summer, the play-off final may have been McGeady’s last chance of playing for the Tyne and Wear club.

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The Latest: McGeady and Gooch to leave?

After Sunderland’s victory over Wycombe, McGeady spoke in an interview about his future as a footballer.

Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, he said: “I didn’t play but it was good to be a part of it. It is probably only me and Gooch who were here from the first play-off final. It was good to be a part of it.”

When asked if he would remain at Sunderland, McGeady added: “I honestly don’t know. I still want to play. I’m going to carry on playing. I just don’t know where it will be.

“I doubt it will be here but I have enjoyed my time here. If it has come to end then so be it.

“I have enjoyed it here massively. Hence why I’ve stayed for so long.”

This comes after Lynden Gooch also revealed he is open to leaving the club this summer.

The Verdict: Great servant

Having recently struggled with injuries, McGeady featured just 14 times in League One this season.

Despite this, the Irishman remains a great servant to the club.

At 36-years-old, McGeady still leads the Sunderland squad with the most key passes averaged per game (via WhoScored).

Thus, it is easy to see why former Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler has lauded his ex-teammate, having claimed that he is an “unbelievable” player, who remains technically “gifted”.

Therefore, his departure from Sunderland will come as a big loss to Neil’s squad.

In other news: Sunderland: Lynden Gooch makes claim over his future

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