Sunderland AFC has completed the signing of Scotland international Dylan McGeouch.
The highly-sought after midfielder arrives at the Stadium of Light following the expiration of his contract with Hibernian.
McGeouch, 25, has spent the last four seasons at Easter Road, initially signing on loan before sealing a permanent move in 2015.
During his time with the Scottish Premiership outfit, he played a key role as the club historically won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years. One season later he played a key role as Neil Lennon’s side returned to the top flight as champions.
Linked with a plethora of clubs both in the SPL and the Sky Bet Championship, McGeouch capped off a memorable spell at Easter Road with UEFA Europa League qualification, as Hibs finished fourth during their first season back in Scotland’s top tier.
Speaking about his arrival, Sunderland manager Jack Ross hailed his latest addition: “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.”
McGeouch started his career with Celtic, progressing through the ranks at the club and winning two Scottish Premier League titles while also spending time on loan in Sky Bet League One with Coventry City.
He also won the Scottish Premier Under-19 League, Scottish Premier Under-20 League and Scottish Youth Cup during his time at Celtic Park.
In May 2018, McGeouch made his senior debut at international level when he featured against Peru, and he picked up his second cap four days later as he started alongside fellow new signing Jon McLaughlin against Mexico.