Former England international defender Steve Howey believes the “gifted” Aiden McGeady has made the right decision in penning a new deal with Sunderland.
Sunderland failed in their bid to return to the Championship for the first time since 2018 as they lost to Lincoln City in the League One play-off semi-finals in May.
As a result, boss Lee Johnson has been seeking reinforcements and looking to ensure key members of the squad, such as McGeady, remain at the club ahead of pushing for a place in the second tier of English football.
While George Dobson has departed by mutual consent and joined Charlton Athletic, McGeady has committed his immediate future to Sunderland and ex-Newcastle United central defender Howey feels the former Everton winger is one of the best players in League One.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Howey said: “He’s got quality and I think he’s been there for a few seasons now.
“McGeady has been in the League One Team of the Season and he’s a very gifted player.
“Let’s be honest, Sunderland are the biggest club in League One. Where better could he have gone? The only possible option was going abroad.”