Sunderland sign Everton duo

Sunderland have completed the signings of Everton duo Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old Oviedo is a Costa Rica international and plays predominately in the left-back position while Gibson is a midfielder that was signed by Black Cats manager David Moyes while he was coaching the Toffees.

Moyes said of the pair: "Bryan is a very good player and he'll help us get forward. He's quick and overall he's a decent left-back. I signed him for Everton from Copenhagen as cover for Leighton Baines at the time, and he's only not getting in because of how well Leighton's done.

"He's 26 which is a good age for us and I think he's a really good character, a good boy. I'm hoping he's someone who will help us over the years.

"We've got Darron on an 18-month contract and I think he's a very good footballer. He'll add a bit of quality with his passing and his play and I'd love him to add goals.

"He has a really good strike and, if he can add goals from midfield, it would be a big bonus."