Everton full-back Oviedo linked with late move away from Goodison

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Just hours after stating that he is happy with whatever role he is offered at Everton it appears that Bryan Oviedo could be a late move in the January transfer window.

The full-back has been asked to fill in at right-back with the injuries to Seamus Coleman and Tyias Browning leaving the Toffees short on options for the position.

“At the moment, the right side is not so easy for me because I am naturally a left-back,” he told Everton TV.

“If you play more than one position then you do get more of a chance to play. I am hoping to feature in the Newcastle game. I am ready to play and if I do I will do the best I can for the team.”

It could be that he is takes to the field at Goodison Park on Wednesday, but not in the colours of Everton, with Newcastle linked with a late move for the defender.

Ladbrokes make it a 5/1 chance that the Costa Rican international moves to the north east to join fellow Deadline Day signing Seydou Doumbia at the Magpies.

Steve McClaren’s side were earlier thought to be in pursuit of Liverpool defender Jose Enrique but a failure to agree personal terms saw the deal fall through.

Oviedo may become the next target for the Toon, but they could have competition in a late move with West Brom priced up at 8/1 to steal a march and move late for the full-back.

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