Aberdeen are interested in securing a deal for Sunderland midfielder Dylan McGeouch, a recent report has claimed (Daily Record).

Derek McInnes is hopeful that a deal can be struck this month. The Sunderland battler has been a long-term target for the Dons boss as he looks to strengthen his squad.

McInnes wants McGeouch at Aberdeen reportedly. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

McInnes has tracked him ever since he left Hibs according to the report. McGeouch’s on a list of targets the Aberdeen manager has sent to new chairman Dave Cormack.

Loan could be an alternative

McGeouch has six months left on his deal at Sunderland so McInnes could pick him up for nothing in the summer. It’ll all depend on whether a deal can be brokered with Sunderland.

One option could be a loan deal reportedly. McGeouch’s played just once since October and hasn’t featured in a matchday squad since November.

Black Cats outcast. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

In the short-term, Aberdeen could be doing with some midfield reinforcements. Craig Bryson is still struggling with injury, Ethan Ross has joined Dunfermline on loan and Stephen Gleeson is likely to leave Pittodrie.

It seems as though McGeouch is one man who has been targeted to beef up this department.

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