Jonny Evans could be set to leave Manchester United in the summer, with Everton likely to be his destination. A deal is rumoured to be close, with a sum of up to £10 million discussed.
The 27-year-old is a Northern Ireland international, and has made more than 30 appearances for the national side. For United, Evans has made over 130 appearances, and at a certain time in his career under Sir Alex Ferguson, he was bigged up as the next big thing.
Evans has had what could be described as a poor season for United, he has suffered with injuries on and off the pitch. More importantly though, the player was handed a six-match ban for spitting, which will almost certainly have hampered his chances at making a big impression on Louis van Gaal.
It is understood that Van Gaal would be willing to allow Evans to leave, with Everton one of many clubs interested. Everton’s ageing defence is in need of a fresh, experienced face. Jonny Evans would do well to make a move to the club, as he would be offered regular first-team football.
Evans has made just 17 appearances for United this season, and it’s clear he is regarded lower down the pecking order than fellow centre backs Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.
It is also largely rumoured that United will move for a new centre back this season, yet another reason why Evans could be forced out.
It would be a shame to see a product of the youth academy leave, but equally it is clear it would be a move better suited for both parties.