Aston Villa boss confirms interest in Celtic winger

O’Neill is expecting that James Milner will leave Villa this summer and is keen to bring in McGeady as an replacement.

“There’s no point in me mentioning names but, without wanting to lose players of the calibre of Milner, we would want to try to recruit some players,” said O’Neill.

“But, as the chairman said at the back end of last season, it’s probably going to be a case of having to sell to buy and that’s something I’m delving into at the moment.”

“I think Aiden McGeady has the ability to play in the Premier League, without question.

“I had him as a kid at Celtic and played him without worrying too much about his youth.”