Transfers News: Celtic Boss Says McGeady Wants Out

Tags: Football

Published: 11:03 15/07/2010

Bookmakers are offering free bets for 2010/11 Scottish Premier League, which gets underway on Saturday 14th August. The Daily Record are reporting that Neil Lennon has admitted Aiden McGeady wants out of Celtic. Celtic are bookies favourites to win next season’s SPL and deny rivals Rangers a hat-trick of titles, Victor Chandler currently offer best odds for Celtic at 17/20. The Celtic manager spoke after the first game of the club's four-game tour of the USA and Canada saying: “Aiden hasn't said to me he wants to leave in so many words. But that vibe came from his side of things.” McGeady has missed the trip across the Atlantic, fuelling rumours that he is on the brink of a move to Aston Villa. Lennon is adamant the player would have been on the trip if he had been fit. "I know there are conspiracy theories but it is a genuine injury. “He had a scan on Monday but it was pointless bringing him here if he wasn't going to train and play." Celtic have taken a large squad for the trip and Lennon plans to use every player. He is hoping Mexican international Efrain Juarez can join them for their next leg against Manchester United in Toronto on Friday. The Celtic boss said: "We have a lot of players here and we have our South Koreans Cha and Ki coming to Toronto as well. So we have a big enough squad to cope, though logistically it is a bit of a nightmare at times. "Balancing up the squad and making sure each individual gets enough football out of it is the challenge."

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