Spartak Moscow have put Premier League teams on red alert by revealing that Aiden McGeady will be allowed to leave the club in January.
Further to this, the former Celtic man has also fallen out with members of the Russian club’s hierarchy by rejecting a new deal to stay, further opening the door for a winter move.
Spartak’s sporting director, Roman Askhabadze, says that the 27-year-old can leave Moscow next month, and will definitely not be their player beyond next summer:
“If we get an offer which suits the club, McGeady will go,” he is quoted by the Daily Star.
“If not he will be with us to the end of his contract.”
Everton are thought to be leading the chase for the wide-man, with Roberto Martinez keen to bolster his attacking options in a bid to maintain his side’s excellent start to the season.
Fulham are also thought to be interested, but the Londoners may find it difficult to persuade McGeady to join them in their relegation scrap.