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.

The Scotsman remains a Black Cat.(Photo by Mark Fletcher/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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.

His contract length wasn’t made public. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

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.

This will likely kill any speculation of a move back to Scotland. According to the Northern Echo, Aberdeen were in for the midfielder who’s contract was reportedly set to expire this month.

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.

Aberdeen were reportedly after McGeouch. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

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.

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