Report: West Bromwich Albion targeting Manchester United defender Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans

West Brom are keen on signing the Manchester United man, also wanted by Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Everton.

West Brom are keeping tabs on Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans, according to the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old made 17 appearances for the Red Devils last term, with United losing just two games in which he played, but he is seen as a scapegoat for many of their defensive issues.

Not the calm ball-player that Louis van Gaal wants in his team, Evans’ lack of confidence was evident last term, making a number of errors which were previously not part of his game. Never a top level defender, at the top of his game Evans is still one of the better players in the Premier League, and Tony Pulis believes he could be central to the Baggies’ future.

The Northern Irish international is wanted by Pulis as the coach is attempting to rebuild West Brom in his own view, although it is stated that Evans favours a move to a club playing in a European competition next term - something West Brom cannot claim to be doing.

There are also doubts about whether the Baggies can match the £10 million asking price on Evans’ head, which United want despite him only having one year left on his contract.

West Brom are not the only team to have shown an interest in signing Evans this summer, with Premier League rivals Tottenham, Aston Villa, Everton and Sunderland all keen on signing the centre-back, as per the Daily Star, with his future at Old Trafford in doubt.

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