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Juventus in for former Celtic playmaker

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Former Celtic playmaker Aiden McGeady could make a dramatic £20 million summer move to Serie A giants Juventus. In recent weeks, the Spartak Moscow player has been linked with a move to Russian rivals Zenit St.Petersburg, but the club have insisted that they will not sell one of their top players to any domestic rivals.

Zenit manager Luciano Spalletti has been widely linked with a return to Juventus in the summer, with current manager Luigi Del Neri under significant pressure following several poor results for the Turin side. And if Spalletti makes the move back to the Serie A, he could make McGeady Juve’s top summer signing target with a reported £120,000 a week wage on offer.

McGeady has been lauded in Russia for his performances in a Spartak shirt, and the 24-year-old was recently named on the country’s list of top players last season despite joining the Moscow outfit half way through their season.

The Irish international only made a move to Moscow from Celtic in August for £10 million, but he would certainly jump at the chance to have a crack at Serie A and don the famous black & white shirt of Juventus.

A source close to Spalleti said, “Spalletti is the main player in the recent interest in McGeady. He wanted to take him to Zenit St Petersburg but with Del Neri close to leaving Juventus after some poor results, Spalletti is ready to go back to Italy. He would like to take McGeady to Juve with him.”

Source: Vecchiasignora.net and Footballpress.net

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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