AIDEN McGeady has spoken of his "dream move" to Everton after being unveiled as the Liverpool team’s latest signing on Saturday at Goodison Park.
The Republic of Ireland international received a warm welcome after walking out onto the pitch following the completion of his move from Russian club Spartak Moscow.
McGeady, who has signed a four-and-a-half year contract, told evertontv: “It has sort of been a long time coming. There was talk over the summer that something might happen but I am just delighted that it's done and dusted now.
“I was close to joining the manager a year ago when he was at Wigan. He plays football the right way and has got a few good results along the way.
“I just want to play for a big club like this and I am relishing the challenge.
“I have said for a long time now that I want to try myself in the Premier League. Now I have a big chance at a great club, under a good manager.
“I couldn't be happier. It's a dream move really.”
He had been expected to agree a free transfer in the summer, with his contract at Spartak due to expire, but Blues boss Roberto Martinez sanctioned a cut-price deal in order to strengthen his options out wide for the remainder of the season.
Everton have paid an undisclosed fee for the former Celtic man, who will be available for the trip to West Brom on January 20.