Jack Ross suggests Bryan Oviedo could leave Sunderland

Sunderland manager Jack Ross during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Charlton Athletic at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2018 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

There has reportedly been interest in Sunderland star Bryan Oviedo.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Charlton Athletic at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2018 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross has admitted to The Northern Echo that Bryan Oviedo could leave the club before the end of the summer transfer window.

The Black Cats are playing in League One this season after getting relegated from the Championship at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

It is hard to see Oviedo staying at the Black Cats this season, and there has been speculation that clubs are interested in the Costa Rica international.

The Northern Echo reported last month that there has been interest in Oviedo - who can operate as a left-back or as a left-sided midfielder - but Sunderland are yet to receive an acceptable offer.

Sunderland manager Ross has admitted that 28-year-old Oviedo could leave this summer, despite the Premier League transfer window now closed.

Bryan Oviedo of Costa Rica reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 27, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod,...

Ross told The Northern Echo about Oviedo: “I think he, like a number of players, will have his own ambitions and aspirations in terms of the level he plays the game.

“The contractual aspect is probably above my level, naturally as a manager you just want to pick the best players you have but I have always had an understanding of the economics of it.

“Can I say without absolute certainty he will still be here at the end of the month? I couldn’t but I would probably say that about all the players who fall into that bracket.”

Exit likely?

Oviedo is a very good defender, and there is no doubt that the Costa Rica international will be an asset for Sunderland in League One this season.

However, the former Everton left-back is good enough to play for a top club in the Championship, and it is very likely that he will leave the Stadium of Light this summer.

Bryan Oviedo of Costa Rica runs after the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Saint...

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