Southampton fans react on Twitter as Puel moves to sign Jonny Evans for Leicester

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

Southampton fans have been debating missing out on Jonny Evans.

Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion is tackled by Christian Benteke of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on...

Leicester City are closing in on the signing on Jonny Evans, according to SkySports.

The report states Leicester have triggered Evans' £3 million relegation release clause and the defender has agreed personal terms.

Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Joshua King of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and West...

Evans is one of the bargains of the summer already and several teams will end up kicking themselves for not taking up the option to sign him.

Southampton supporters have been debating the potential missed opportunity, with opinion split on whether new manager Mark Hughes should have made the move.

Evans will be playing under former Southampton boss Claude Puel, who is under pressure at Leicester to prove the club were right to keep him in his role.

Southampton sacked him last summer and nearly paid the price as they were sucked into a relegation battle which it seemed at one point was inescapable.

Claude Puel, Manager of Southampton looks on during the Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Their record last season showed defence is an area they have to improve, and there won't be many better bargains out there than Jonny Evans.

It is too early to judge whether it is an error or not, but new boss Mark Hughes will have to have some smart alternatives lined up.

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