Wright backs West Brom captain Evans for Manchester City move

BT Sport pundit Ian Wright looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in London, England.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright thinks West Brom captain Jonny Evans joining Manchester City would be a good move for the defender.

Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich...Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his side's first goal with Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi of West during the Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Ian Wright thinks that joining Manchester City would be a good move for West Bromwich Albion captain Jonny Evans.

Both the Citizens and Arsenal have been linked with Evans, as reported by the Manchester Evening News, and Wright thinks the former would be ideal for the defender.

BT Sport pundit Ian Wright looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in London, England.BT Sport pundit Ian Wright looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City.

When asked by Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker whether he could see the 30-year-old leaving for one of the aforementioned clubs, the Gunners legend answered: "I do.

"I think it would be a good move for him. He's got pedigree.

"He comes from a winning mentality in respect to Man United (Evans' former club of nine years) and if it is City he could deal with that situation."

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion at The Hawthorns on January 13, 2018 in...Alan Pardew, manager of West Bromwich Albion, looks on prior to the Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Baggies manager Alan Pardew admits that he has spoken to the Northern Ireland international about potentially leaving the Hawthorns during the January transfer window.

Evans has been a target for Pep Guardiola for some time, with the BBC reporting that an £18m bid for the centre-back was rejected over the summer.

Guardiola wants cover for skipper Vincent Kompany and John Stones, with both having spent time on the sidelines this season due to injury.

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