Sunderland receive Aiden McGeady enquiries while Dylan McGeouch's future remains uncertain ahead of January window

Sunderland have received interest from abroad in winger Aiden McGeady.

Parkinson said today that should enable him to maintain his fitness ahead of the window opening in just over a week’s time.

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No deal has been secured yet, but there has been interest from clubs outside of the UK.

Sunderland winger Aiden McGeadySunderland winger Aiden McGeady
Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady

McGeady was linked with a switch to the MLS in the summer before committing his future to Sunderland by signing a year-long extension to his current deal.

That means his contract still has 18 months to run.

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“There’s one or two clubs from abroad have contacted the hierarchy at the club,” Parkinson said.

“There’s nothing absolutely concrete but I’m sure that in a situation like this, quite often the player’s agent will be working on several situations.

“That’s why it was important to give Aiden enough time to try and sort that out.”

Parkinson is eager to try and reshuffle his options in January and another Sunderland player whose future remains uncertain is Dylan McGeouch.

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McGeouch has played little football under Parkinson, restricted to just two appearances, one in the trophy and one as a substitute in extra-time of the FA Cup first round replay against Gillingham.

He remains sidelined with a calf problem as it stands but the Black Cats boss is set to hold talks in the new year with the 26-year-old.

“He’s still got a problem with his calf,” Parkinson said.

“The last conversation I had with Dylan, just before he got injured, was that we would get through these early games in January and then sit down again.

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“Unfortunately, it looks as if he’s certainly going to miss out on the first couple of games.”

Hibernian have been linked with a move for the pair, but boss Jack Ross rejected those reports.

McGeouch was the subject of strong interest from Aberdeen in the summer but decided to extend his deal for another year, and Derek McInnes swooped for Scunthorpe midfielder Funso Ojo instead.