AIDEN McGEADY is one of several former Celtic stars who will be up for grabs in the summer.

The Republic of Ireland international midfielder, who will be 37 next month, is coming out of contract at Hibs following an injury-ravaged season at the Edinburgh outfit.

McGeady left the Hoops in a £10million switch for Spartak Moscow in 2010 and returned to the UK for a short spell at Everton before joining Sunderland in 2017.

Lee Johnson brought his ex-Wearside player to Easter Road at the start of the campaign and now has the difficult decision of whether to offer an extension to the one-time Parkhead or let him walk at the completion of his terms.

DERBY DUEL…Jonny Hayes races away from James Tarvernier during Celtic’s 1-0 League Cup Final win at Hampden in December 2019.

Jonny Hayes, bought by Brendan Rodgers from Aberdeen for £1million in the summer of 2017, spent three years at his boyhood favourites before returning to Pittodrie.

The versatile left-sided performer was signed by Derek McInnes, now boss at Kilmarnock, but the 35-year-old Republic of Ireland star has also worked with Stephen Glass and Jim Goodwin at the north-east outfit who are now looking for a long-term replacement while ex-Celt Barry Robson takes interim charge.

There is likely to be a clear-out at the Dons in the summer and Hayes could be on his travels again.

Like McGeady across the city, Gary Mackay-Steven has been blighted by injury this term as the clock ticks down on his Hearts contract.

The tricky touchline operator, who was signed for the Parkhead club by Ronny Deila in a £2million double deal with Stuart Armstrong from Dundee United in January 2015, will be free to leave Tynecastle in three months’ time.

STRIKING OUT…Stephen O’Donnell is too late to prevent Daizen Maeda firing in Celtic’s winner in the 2-1 victory over Motherwell at Fir Park in November.

One-time top prospect Calum Waters, 27, who had two years in Glasgow before moving to Alloa in 2017, will complete his contract at Kilmarnock after his loan spell at Morton while Scotland international right-back Stephen O’Donnell, who kicked off his career at the Hoops, is on the brink of leaving Motherwell.

The consistent 30-year-old defender joined up at Fir Park after in 2020 after three seasons at Kilmarnock.

O’Donnell, who has made 26 appearances for his country, had two years in the Celtic youths before leaving in 2011and played at Partick Thistle and Luton Town before moving to Rugby Park.

Other names will be added to that list as team bosses scrutinise their player pools with the season nearing its conclusion.

Click Here for Comments >

About Author