Manchester City reportedly considering move for Leicester's Jonny Evans, two years after West Brom blocked Etihad transfer

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Manchester, England.

The Leicester City centre-back was the subject of more than one approach from Manchester City while playing for West Bromwich Albion.

Jonny Evans of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal FC at The King Power Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Manchester City are considering Leicester City's Jonny Evans among a number of possible centre-back recruits - two years after they failed to sign him from West Bromwich Albion, according to Sky.

The BBC reported that Manchester City had two bids turned down by West Brom - one of which was worth £18 million.

The Baggies went down that season and Evans joined Leicester for a snip of that price - £3.5m.

 

But after helping the Foxes to second in the Premier League standings this season - above the fourth-placed reigning champions, Manchester City - it is claimed that Evans is back on the radar of Pep Guardiola, alongside his defensive partner Caglar Soyuncu.

And, of the two, the Northern Irishman could be the more realistic acquisition, with just 18 months left on a contract that expires after his 33rd birthday - although a mid-season transfer is probably unlikely.

Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal FC at The King Power Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Leicester,...

Whether or not West Brom would receive any of the money potentially raised by Leicester for Evans, through a sell-on clause, remains to be seen.

Will Manchester City finally get their hands on Leicester's former West Brom man?

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