It has been a frustrating season for Dylan McGeouch. The former Hibs midfielder has seen his game time at Sunderland limited since moving to the Stadium of Light last summer. Now his former club in Leith should move to take him back to Edinburgh.
The Scotsman is considering his future in Wearside this summer. He has told the Scottish Sun he has ‘a big decision to make’ and that he’ll ‘reassess things’ over the summer.
He faces a massive choice in the coming months. It may just be time for Hibs to try and reclaim a member of the 2016 Scottish Cup winning squad.
McGeouch move is a no-brainer
Scott Allan is returning to Easter Road next term. Signing McGeouch would see Hibs have two-thirds of a midfield that was so successful a short while ago. Of course they won’t be able to get John McGinn, but having Allan and McGeouch back would be a boost.
Signing former players is a lottery. Many don’t hit the heights they reached first time around, often tarnishing their reputation to some extent. Given McGeouch’s quality, that won’t happen.
He is a brilliant engine in the middle, something Hibs need this summer after losing the likes of Stephane Omeonga and Mark Milligan.
The big question mark over McGeouch would be fitness. He only started 14 league games for the Black Cats this season, featuring eight times from the bench. As McGeouch himself told the Sun, he is ‘fit’. If this is true, any fitness worries are non-existent.
The former Hibs man never even made the Sunderland bench for their League One play-off. A player of his talent is wasted in the reserves. Clearly not a major part of Jack Ross’ plans, Paul Heckingbottom should move to bring him to Easter Road.
McGeouch would a solid addition to the Hibs ranks.