Sunderland left-back Bryan Oviedo has said that a deadline day move to Championship promotion hopefuls West Brom fell through, despite completing a medical.

Bryan Oviedo nearly completed a deadline day transfer to West Brom from League One title chasers Sunderland. However, a deal was not completed in time and the Costa Rica international ended up remaining at the Stadium of Light.

The deal only needed the papers to be handed in on time to make the deal official, with terms of the deal and player’s contract agreed. But, either West Brom or Sunderland “did not send the documents”.

Speaking to Costa Rican news outlet CRHoy, Oviedo opened up about his failed move to The Hawthorns.

“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 two clubs did not send the document,” Oviedo said.

“I was notified at 6pm, I travelled 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. If there is a bit of disappointment because it was already confirmed.”

Had a deal been completed, Oviedo would’ve become the fourth deadline day signing at West Brom. Darren Moore brought in Jacob Murphy from Newcastle and Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen in on loan, along with Swansea’s Jefferson Montero.


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