Oviedo signs in at Everton

Everton have made their fourth signing of the transfer window, drafting in FC Kobenhavn full-back Bryan Oviedo for what the BBC claims is a fee in the region of £5m.

The price is officially undisclosed but Oviedo has signed a four-year contract. The 22-year-old is a left-sided player capable of playing in midfield or defence and joins Steven Pienaar, Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas as new arrivals in David Moyes’ squad.

Oviedo, a Costa Rica international, has 13 caps for his country to his name and twice won the Danish league with his former team. He also played in the Champions League with Kobenhavn and Everton’s assistant manager, Steve Round, claimed earlier on Friday that the club had been pursuing Oviedo for some time. Round added that both he and the manager had personally watched Oviedo play.

Currently, Everton’s only senior left-back is England international Leighton Baines – when Baines was substituted at half-time in the League Cup win over Leyton Orient in midweek, 19-year-old debutant Luke Garbutt was his replacement, while centre-back Sylvain Distin covered for an injured Baines late last season.

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