Everton boss ‘very surprised’ at speculation over 25-year-old’s future

Roberto Martinez

Everton’s Bryan Oviedo is reportedly on the radar of Spanish club Real Sociedad.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has told Sky Sports that Bryan Oviedo will not leave in the summer transfer window.

According to The Express, Real Sociedad coach David Moyes wants to sign the defender from his former club.

However, Martinez has insisted that he has no plan of selling the Costa Rica international.

"I'm very surprised to hear that,” the Spaniard told Sky Sports. “You all know what we think of Bryan here.

”He's had a terrible season with injury but we fully expect him to be back and at full strength for us next season.”

Oviedo joined Everton from FC Copenhagen in the summer of 2012 when Moyes was in charge of the Toffees.

The versatile 25-year-old, who can play as a left-winger and as a left-back, has not made himself a first-team regular at Goodison Park, though, largely due to injuries.

The 25-year-old has played in six Premier League matches this season, creating three chances and having a pass accuracy of 76% in the process.

Last season, Oviedo scored two goals and created eight chances in nine league appearances, while in the 2012-13 campaign, he played 15 Premier League games.

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