FORMER Celtic star Aiden McGeady has seen his value plummet by an astonishing £9.75million in seven years.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder quit the Hoops in a £10million deal for Spartak Moscow in 2010.

McGeady, 31, has just agreed a three-year contract with Championship side Sunderland for a fee believed to be a mere £250,000.

The attacker spent last season on loan at Preston and has linked up again with his former Deepdale boss Simon Grayson who took over from Davie Moyes at the Stadium of Light following last term’s relegation.

The new Black Cats gaffer was delighted to get the player who was told he had no future at Goodison by Ronald Koeman.

Former chief Roberto Martinez took McGeady to Merseyside in 2014 for an undisclosed fee.

Grayson said: “Aiden’s career speaks volumes. He’s been an exceptional player and was an outstanding performer at Preston last season.”

Ironically, one of McGeady’s first games for his new club will be against Brendan Rodgers’ all-conquering Hoops side in a friendly at the Stadium of Light a fortnight today.

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