Midfielder Dylan McGeouch is attracting interest from several sides as his Sunderland contract draws to a close, The Northern Echo has reported.
McGeough has made just 22 appearances and 14 starts during Sunderland’s unsuccessful League One promotion campaign this season, having only joined from Scottish side Hibernian last summer.
Despite that, Championship sides Blackburn; QPR and Brentford are all said to be interested in McGeouch, who is also a potential target for Scottish Premier League sides Ranges and Aberdeen.
Blackburn were previously interested in bringing McGeouch back to Ewood Park last summer, before the midfielder made his move to League One with Sunderland.
The 26-year-old only signed a one year contract when he moved to the Stadium of Light last summer, meaning he is now available on a free transfer in the summer window, and it is yet to be announced whether or not he will be offered a new contract by Sunderland.
It hasn’t been the most convincing of debut seasons at Sunderland for McGeouch this season, as his record shows.
Despite that, the level of interest – both in terms of the number of clubs and their respective positions in the footballing pyramid – suggest that McGeouch still has plenty to offer.
Sunderland will need to reduce their wage bill following their failure to gain promotion back to the Championship this season, and the fact that McGeouch is already out of contract would make him an obvious candidate to be moved on, particularly given his lack of game time this season.