Manchester United defender Jonny Evans looks set to join West Brom after the Birmingham club agreed a fee of around £8m for the defender. The Baggies have agreed a £6m fee with a further £2m in add-ons rising to £8m.
The 27-year-old will travel to the Midlands on Saturday and is expected to finalise the move over the weekend with United now set to look out for a replacement before the transfer window slams shut.
Evans, a Northern Ireland international, has made 198 appearances for United scoring 7 goals. He has won three Premier League titles at Old Trafford, as well as holding a Champions League winners medal.
Jonny Evans, who had two loan spells at Sunderland, was a much favoured centre back by Sir Alex Ferguson and played a large part in the 11/12 season. However, under manager Louis van Gaal, Evans has seen himself massively out of favour.
West Brom head coach Tony Pulis said at his news conference on Friday that Evans would become an asset to his side.
“Jonny would be a great signing for the football club but it’s down to the money men and his side.” Pulis said.
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Evans is a product of United’s academy and was scouted while playing for Greenisland FC. He will link up with former Red Devils team-mate Darren Fletcher, who left United in January and has since been appointed West Brom’s captain.
Evans’ United career may well be shadowed by the fact he was involved in a controversial spitting incident with Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse last season. He was handed a six-match ban and has featured just once for United since.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Evans all the best in his future pastures.