Report explains why Sunderland can't sell Bryan Oviedo

Sunderland manager Jack Ross looks on during the pitch before a Pre-Season friendly game at Estadio Municipal de Albufeira on July 18, 2019 in Albuferia, Portugal

Rosenborg and Club Brugge have reportedly made offers for Bryan Oviedo but will League One outfit Sunderland manage to sell him.

Bryan Oviedo of Sunderland is challenged Tom Naylor by of Portsmouth during the Sky Bet League One Play-Off First Leg match between Sunderland and Portsmouth at Stadium of Light on May 11,...

Bryan Oviedo’s wage demands are getting in the way of Sunderland’s hopes of signing the Costa Rica international, according to the Northern Echo, with Rosenborg and Club Brugge both interested.

The Black Cats suffered a heartbreaking end to the 2018/19 season, losing twice at Wembley in the final of the League One play-offs and the Checkatrade Trophy.

But that should not distract from the brilliant job Stuart Donald and Charlie Methven have done since ending the nightmare reign of Ellis Short at the Stadium of Light.

 

Cash-strapped Sunderland have managed to get rid of high earners like Lamine Kone, Didier Ndong and Papy Djilobodji while Lee Cattermole left the club earlier this summer too, although the former captain will be missed on Wearside.

In an ideal world, 29-year-old Oviedo, a £1.8 million signing from Everton in 2017, would be the next to go. He is one of the most expensive players in League One and wasn’t even a regular starter in the third tier last season.

Bryan Oviedo of Sunderland controls the ball during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Bradford City at Stadium of Light on December 26, 2018 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

According to Northern Echo, Norwegian outfit Rosenborg and Belgian giants Club Brugge have made ‘formal approaches’ but Sunderland are struggling to offload a player who is their biggest earner by some way.

That’s what happens when you sign a player on Premier League wages and then suffer two relegations in two years. The Black Cats only have themselves to blame.

Bryan Oviedo of Sunderland is injured during the Sky Bet League One match between Walsall and Sunderland at Bescot Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Walsall, United Kingdom.

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