Manchester United monitoring Central American talent

As a contingency plan for the eventual departure of Patrice Evra, Manchester United are understood to be weighing up a move for Costa Rican full-back Bryan Oviedo.

The 22 year-old has made 13 appearances for Copenhagen this season, making four assists in the process and earning interest from some of Europe’s biggest suitors.

Oviedo is also a senior international for the Costa Rican national side, making ten appearances for La Sele since making his debut in 2010.

Evra has been linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past two years and although new regarding that transfer appears to have died down, some have criticised the Frenchman’s declining form, leading to rumours that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side may cash in on the defender should the right offer come in.

Fabio da Silva is currently first choice to fill in at left-back in the absence of Evra but the Red Devils are understandably looking for sterner competition in the left-sided slot, with Oviedo apparently filling that slot.

The youngster will only have a year remaining on his Copenhagen contract at the end of this season and rather than lose their player on a free transfer in 2013, the Danish outfit may consider cashing in on the full-back this summer.

Should the Central American complete a switch to the Premier League, his signature would be relatively cheap at the price of just £1.5m for a club well able to afford it.

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