AIDEN McGEADY faces a dilemma when his season-long loan deal expires at Preston in May.
The former Celtic winger is due to return to Everton where he still has 18 months of his current contract to run.
However, Goodison boss Ronald Koeman has made it clear the 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international attacker has no future at the Merseyside outfit.
McGeady, who was bought by ex-gaffer Roberto Martinez from Spartak Moscow for £2million in January 2014, could now be left in limbo.
The 86-times capped forward won the Championship Player of the Month award last month and his North End manager Simon Grayson insisted he is too good for that division.
He said: “Aiden is probably the most talented player I have ever worked with.
“We have got him working in the right direction and he loves being here.
“Some of the stuff he can do is just a pleasure to watch.
“Aiden should be in the Premier League, without a shadow of doubt.
“But we’ve got him here at the moment, he’s enjoying himself, he’s playing with a smile on his face and doing the things he is exceptionally good at.”
McGeady cost £10million when he was lured from Parkhead by the Russian cracks in August 2010.
It was thought at the time that McGeady would like to return to the club he supports later in his career and would surely jump at the chance should Brendan Rodgers show interest in bringing McGeady back to Celtic.