Amidst recent speculation, it seems like Dylan McGeouch’s immediate future will be at Sunderland.
The Black Cats released their retained list recently and the Hibs cup hero’s name is on it.
It looks as if McGeouch will be in Wearside come the end of the transfer window.
McGeouch’s short-term future seems clear
At the time of McGeouch signing his Sunderland deal last summer, the public weren’t informed of how long he had signed for at the time.
The Chronicle reports that this was only a short-term deal and was set to expire this Summer. If this report is to be believed, it indicates that McGeouch has signed a contract extension.
Regardless of that, he’ll be a Sunderland player next season going by the club’s retained list. If he was only on a short-term deal, and he’s been given another season to prove himself, it shows that manager Jack Ross must still rate him.
There were also English clubs like Blackburn in for him according to the Echo’s report. Now that he’ll cost a transfer fee, Aberdeen are unlikely to compete with Championship sides for him. The English teams can offer much higher wages than they can, plus a better standard of football.
It doesn’t look like McGeouch will be making a quick return north. For now, the Hibs Scottish Cup hero is very much a Sunderland player.