West Brom's Jonny Evans would be superb for West Ham, but are they aiming too high?

Danny Ings of Liverpool holds off Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion  during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27,...

West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Everton and West Ham United.

A message for the West Ham United fans is seen on the LED screen inside the stadium after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017...

Whoever is in charge of West Ham next season has a massive job on their hands, if they are to build a squad capable of challenging for a top-seven finish in the Premier League table.

According to the Mirror, the Hammers are lining up a move for West Brom ace Jonny Evans at the end of the season, who could be available for just £3 million, if the Baggies get relegated to the Championship.

The 30-year-old is a top-class performer, and is widely considered to be one of the top flight's most consistent defenders.

Evans would be an exceptional addition to the West Ham squad, but would they be fighting a losing battle by attempting to bring him to the London Stadium?

Leicester City FC forward  Islam Slimani  (L) fights for the ball with West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans  (R) during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC...

The Hammers' Premier League status is far from secure, with just three points currently separating them from the drop zone, and even if they do manage to avoid relegation, surely Evans would be wary of joining a club who always seem to be on the verge of relegation trouble.

According to the Mirror, Arsenal, Everton and Leicester are all interested in signing the Baggies ace, and it could be argued that all three of those clubs are more attractive prospects than West Ham.

West Bromwich Albion Football Club player Jonny Evans attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 18, 2017, ahead of the 2017 Premier League Asia Trophy being played on July 19 and 22.

Evans' future at the Hawthorns will heavily depend on West Brom's ability to avoid the drop this season, but the Hammers should be lining up more realistic targets nevertheless, rather than face ultimate disappointment in the transfer market by aiming too high.

The Northern Ireland international has proven his class over a number of years, and with Arsenal and Everton keeping tabs on him, West Ham should cut their losses before raising their fans' expectations ahead of the new season.

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