Report: Aston Villa join race to sign Manchester United defender Jonny Evans

Aston Villa, Tottenham and Everton all want to sign the Manchester United defender.

As reported by the Daily Star, Jonny Evans is wanted by Aston Villa, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, with a summer exit from Old Trafford looking likely.

The Manchester Evening News rans the story confirming Everton and Tottenham’s interest last month, but Villa have now become the latest club to show an interest in the 27-year-old centre-half, who has struggled since Alex Ferguson left United.

Evans has made 198 appearances for United, but has been out of the reckoning for the past two seasons. He played just 27 games for the Red Devils last season, whilst only managing 19 this term.

Louis van Gaal is clearly favouring the younger Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett over him, and Evans is keen to secure a move away from Old Trafford.

It is reported that Evans will prefer a move to Everton as it means he can remain in the North, but Spurs can offer the allures of European football.

Villa look to be in the weakest position for the Northern Irish international, but they may need a replacement for Ron Vlaar this summer, and it is likely that Tim Sherwood can guarantee Evans first-team football that he may not get elsewhere.

There are no references to a transfer fee for Evans, but his contract expires at the end of next season, and he may push through a transfer to guarantee a move happens this summer, making him a budget option for any interested party.

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