Here's an interesting little snippet. According a report in Spain, Sunderland defender Bryan Oviedo has been offered to Spanish Segunda Division side Córdoba CF.
The report claims the Black Cats will pay half the Costa Rican left-back's wages during a season-long loan with the Spanish second tier outfit. The article further suggests the player's agent has been active in attempting to broker the deal. It's probably nonsense of course but an interesting piece of tittle tattle all the same.
Córdoba are hardly one of Spain's top clubs. The Andalusian outfit have spent most of their history floating around between the top three divisions in Spanish football. But with a new manager and sporting director appointed, they seem to have some ambition and can now count the government of Panama as one of their key sponsors.
Oviedo started on the Sunderland bench for tonight's friendly against Middlesbrough. It's his first public appearance in the north east since returning from the World Cup. Most observers expect the 28-year-old to depart the Stadium of Light in the coming weeks but so far, there only appears to have been interest in him reported from Club Brugges, and even that seems to have gone quiet.
The Spanish season starts later than the English campaign, kicking off on the weekend of August 18th. The English transfer window may shut on August 9th but clubs are free to do deals with sides in Europe until the end of August when continental windows close.