The Northern Echo have claimed that Rangers are one of a number of sides interested in signing Sunderland midfielder Dylan McGeouch this summer.
McGeouch, 26, only signed a 12-month contract at Sunderland last summer from Hibernian. The Scotland international is now out of contract at the Stadium of Light, and is unlikely to be offered a new deal.
That is because he managed just 22 league games for Sunderland this season, failing to even appear in the matchday squad for the League One play-offs. The report does claim that the Black Cats could offer him a new deal.
But there are no shortage of teams interested in McGeouch, if the report is to be believed. Down south, Championship sides Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Queens Park Rangers are keen.
North of the border, and Rangers are said to be rivalling Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen for McGeouch’s signature.
On a free, McGeouch would be an excellent signing for any Scottish Premiership side. Injuries and a lack of momentum prevented him from impressing at Sunderland, but he is proven in Scottish football.
During his 121 appearances for Hibernian, he developed the reputation as a very solid central midfielder that had the ability to unlock a defence with a splitting pass or through ball.
Though he may not be first choice for Steven Gerrard’s side, he would certainly provide solid back-up.