Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal admits he is delighted to have finally snapped-up Aiden McGeady after revealing how he once failed in a bid to sign the winger from Celtic.
Republic of Ireland internationalist McGeady, who was linked with a return to Parkhead, has joined the Championship outfit on loan from Everton until the end of the season after struggling to pin down regular game time at Goodison Park.
And the one-time Sporting Lisbon manager admits he is thrilled to have the 29-year-old in his squad for the Owls’ Championship promotion push.
Carvalhal said: “I’m very happy because first of all, we only want to bring in players if they can improve the team.
“He is a player that adds extra quality and a player I know very, very well because when he played at Celtic, I was coach of Sporting and I tried to bring him to the club but it was not possible at that moment.
“He will help us in the second part of the season, absolutely for sure.
“He has a big personal challenge because he wants to be at the Euros with his national team and to us, this kind of player is important because they are hungry to play.
“He brings quality to us, he can play on the left, the right or behind the striker.”