Aiden McGiddy: Hibernian signs former Sunderland and Celtic winger for one-year deal

17 Aug 2022 | 08:11 | Football

Hibernian signed Aiden McGeady to a one-year contract.

The 36-year-old is reuniting with his former Sunderland boss Lee Johnson in his first return to Scottish football since leaving Celtic in 2010.

Johnson was sacked by the Black Cats in January, while McGiddy was released at the end of last season after helping them qualify for the Championship through the play-offs.

Aiden McGiddy started his career with the Celtics
McGiddy started his career with the Celtics

The winger played in Celtic’s youth ranks, making 185 appearances for the Scottish Premiership title before moving to Spartak Moscow, Everton, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston five years ago at the Stadium of Light North District.

Johnson said: “We are delighted to bring Aiden to Hibernian FC.

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“He will bring skill, experience and gravitas to our squad. Aiden is a top player with an excellent career to date and our goal is to expand and highlight his abilities in the integration of our new squad.

“We will also be looking to use Aiden’s excellent leadership to help guide and develop the full potential of our young forward.”

Aiden McGiddy reunited with his former Sunderland boss Lee Johnson
McGiddy reunites with his former Sunderland boss Lee Johnson

He will now join his new teammates for their pre-season training camp in Portugal.

The Hibs have already recruited David Marshall, Nohan Kenneh, Lewis Miller, Jair Tavares and Momodou Bojang this summer, while Ewan Henderson and Rocky Bushiri have signed on permanently after successful loan spells.

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