A move to West Brom for Sunderland left-back Bryan Oviedo fell through on deadline day, as per a report by Birmingham Live.
The Costa Rica international completed a medical ahead of a proposed move to the Hawthorns on Thursday.
However, the deal collapsed due to the paperwork not being submitted on time.
Oviedo, who will have to remain with Sunderland in League One until at least the end of the season, has spoken of his disappointment to crhoy : “In the end a document did not arrive on time, I passed the medical tests and everything was fine … I do not know what happened. One of the 2 clubs did not send the document.”
“I was notified at 6:00 p.m, I traveled about 3 hours from my house, I did the medical tests and I signed, but in the end it was 11:05 and I saw that something was strange. I asked my representative and he told me that they supposedly did not send the documents before 11:00 pm”.
Oviedo made the move to the Stadium of Light in January 2017 from Everton when they were in the Premier League on a contract until 2020. He has stayed with them despite back-to-back relegation to the third tier.
He had previously had spells at Deportivo Saprissa and FC Copenhagen before moving to England in 2012 to join Everton. There will be an element of disappointment that a move back to the Championship fell through for him last week but his focus will now be on returning there with Sunderland.