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TRANSFER UPDATE: Sunderland secure a real coup as they sign Scotland international midfielder

Hibernian’s Player of the Year - former Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch - has signed for Sunderland on a free transfer. Welcome to the club!

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Sunderland have completed the signing of Scottish international midfielder Dylan McGeouch. The 25-year-old arrives on a free transfer after his contract expired at Hibernian and the club beat the likes of Rangers, Aberdeen and QPR to his signature.

McGeouch joins Sunderland off the back of a starring season at Hibs, where he collected both the club’s Player of the Year award and the Player’s Player of the Year award, as well as being named in the SPFL Premiership Team of the Year - alongside another recent Sunderland signing Jon McLaughlin.

Speaking about the transfer, Jack Ross said:

Dylan has been really good for Hibernian and that’s culminated in him earning international recognition.

There were a lot of teams interested in him because he’s at a good stage in his career and he’s absolutely desperate to come down to England and show people how good a player he is.

The fans will like him because he’s got a lot of quality.

His stellar season also saw McGeouch make his international bow for Scotland, with the midfielder starting against Peru last month and then making a second appearance against Mexico a few days later, with McLaughlin joining him in the team to play Mexico.

McGeouch started his career at Celtic but had a spell on loan in League One with Coventry City back in the 2013-14 season, he then moved to Hibs, initially on loan, and made 121 appearances for the Easter Road side.

He becomes our fifth signing of the summer after Alim Ozturk, Jon McLaughlin, Chris McGuire and Tom Flanagan.

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