Hibernian are looking into the prospect of bringing high earning Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady to Easter Road according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Nixon is usually a reliable source of transfer gossip, and he tweeted the news yesterday.
One sticking point to the move could be the wages of the Republic of Ireland international who signed a one-year contract extension with the Black Cats in the summer, tying him to the club until 2021.
The winger has since been exiled by new boss Phil Parkinson and is currently training with the Black Cats’ under-23 side, having been told he is free to find a new club during the January window.
According to Nixon, Sunderland are willing to let McGeady go out on loan but want a contribution of around £10,000 a week towards his wages.
The visible link here is Hibs are managed by former Sunderland boss Jack Ross but Nixon’s comment that the club was ‘looking into it’ sparked an interesting reaction on social media from Hibernian fans.
Most felt there was little or no chance of the deal happening, and even if the Edinburgh outfit found the money, it would be a total waste of the club’s resources to sign the former Celtic man.
Here is a selection of responses to Nixon’s tweet from plenty of dubious Hibs fans.
If Hibs are seriously looking into it, then they should be going for a lot better than a winger who’s 32. 10k would a week for him, bolt!
— Freddie White ⚽️ (@Freddiewhite23) January 29, 2020
No danger will Hibs pay £10k for loan deal for McGeady. File that one under not happening
— hibees (Alan) (@cabbage0762) January 29, 2020
£10,000 a week?? Hibs looking into it ????????? – behave
— Greg Browning (@Browning84Greg) January 29, 2020
£10k pw for a player they won’t play again. nah you’re ok Sunderland ??
— parmaham (@parmaham5) January 29, 2020
Ridiculous wages ?
— matthew. (@gawba12) January 29, 2020
I really, really, really hope not.
— ?? Mr Miyagi ?? (@KernelKhaos) January 29, 2020
No danger – waste of money
— stephen smith (@sasmith1966) January 29, 2020
10 grand a week? He's not worth £300 a week
— littledrummerjoe (@Joesam62022588) January 29, 2020
Would be pointless 10k for a 33 year old until end of season.
— WeAreScottishFootball⭐ (@WeAreScottishFB) January 29, 2020
Would rather hibs put money towards long term squad improvements. Not a 33 year old on loan.
— simon tracey (@simontracey8) January 29, 2020