Sunderland boss David Moyes is keen to reunite with Everton’s Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson, according to the Daily Mail.

The North East outfit are currently bottom of the Premier League with four wins out of 22 games and the Scottish manager is looking to strengthen his squad in January to improve their chances of staying up.

Oviedo left FC Copenhagen to join the Toffees in August 2012 and made his debut from the bench against Swansea City the following September.

The left-sided player was mostly used as a substitute in his first season under Moyes, coming off the bench 14 times and only making one start in the league.

In January 2014, the 26-year-old suffered a double leg fracture in the FA Cup which kept him out for the rest of the season and made him miss the 2014 World Cup.

Since then he has been unable to secure a first-team place and is reportedly keen to leave in search of regular football, however current manager Ronald Koeman wishes to keep him.

Midfielder Gibson was bought to Merseyside by Moyes in January 2012 and proved a hit in his first two seasons with the club.

However, the Republic of Ireland international hasn’t made a competitive appearance for Everton since their 3-1 loss to Leicester City in May 2016.

With both Oviedo and Gibson struggling for game time at Goodison Park, the prospect of reuniting with their former manager at Sunderland could be the factor that makes them move to the relegation-threatened side.


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