Sunderland handed major boost as Stewart Donald confirms Dylan McGeouch and Reece James sign deals

Sunderland have been handed a boost after Stewart Donald confirmed Dylan McGeouch and Reece James have extended their stay on Wearside.

Sunday, 16th June 2019, 5:31 pm
Sunderland's Dylan McGeouch has signed a new deal.

The duo both signed one-year deals last summer and had an option for a second season.

And when asked by a fan on social media whether they’d taken up the option, Black Cats owner Donald replied with a simple ‘yes’.

The pair’s futures had both been up in the air, with McGeouch admitting after the League One play-off final that he was considering his future at the club after a mixed season which saw him in and out of the side.

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James was first-choice left-back for much of the campaign but injury saw him miss the final few weeks.

Less encouragingly, reports claim former Oxford United defender Curtis Nelson has snubbed a move to Sunderland.

The Daily Mail claim that the centre-back, who was heavily linked with the Black Cats in January, has shunned interest from the Wearsiders in order to join Championship outfit Cardiff City.

Leyton Orient youngster Josh Koroma is reportedly once again gaining attention from Jack Ross.Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough are also thought to be keen on Koroma, with the League Two side holding out for a £500,000 fee.

Meanwhile, former Sunderland stopper Max Stryjek has received a host of offers since leaving the Stadium of Light.

The Sun claim National League outfit Eastleigh are keen on the Polish youngster, who also has admirers in his home country.