Double deal: Moyes pleased with new recruits

David Moyes was pleased with Monday’s double deal which saw Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson swap Merseyside for Wearside.

The duo followed Joleon Lescott through the January door with Oviedo replacing Patrick van Aanholt who completed his switch to Crystal Palace on Monday morning.

Oviedo, 26, was signed by Moyes during the Scot’s tenure on Merseyside, with Gibson also playing under the Sunderland boss during his time at Goodison Park.

And speaking to, he revealed what the duo will bring after they put pen to paper.

“Bryan is a very good player and he’ll help us get forward,” said Moyes. “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 added: “He’s 26 which is a good age for us and I think he’s a really good character – a good boy – and I’m hoping he’s someone who will help us over the years.”

Moyes also shared his thoughts on the arrival of Gibson who has penned an 18-month deal on Wearside.

“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.”

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