Aiden McGeady has a lucrative little number at present stewing on the bench for Everton. He has played one half of football in the League Cup.
Eamon Dunphy, speaking on Game On on 2FM, said that for the sake of his self respect, McGeady should take a wage cut in order to play 'meaningful football' in the Championship.
Otherwise, his place at the European Championship could be under threat.
Does he want to play for Ireland? He should want to get away and play six months in the Championship or wherever it is, take the wage cut and be a player again.
For Aiden, the day of reckoning is coming. He is not going to have another major championship in him. And every day he sits on his backside and doesn’t play, he is losing a day of what will probably be the most fruitful thing in his life.
So he has got to come to terms with where he is. And there is more to life than money.
Elsewhere on the programme, Dunphy predicted a long-term Manchester United decline on a par with the decline that visited the club following the initial resignation of Matt Busby in 1969. Van Gaal was 'toast' and the decline is 'inevitable'.
He also asserted that the current crisis had began even before Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford. In Ferguson's final season, Robin Van Persie essentially carried them to a title in a 'weak year', Dunphy argued.