Leicester City Have Just Signed This Former Man United Defender For £3.5m

English Premier League side Leicester City have announced the signing of defender Jonny Evans for £3.5m.The centre-back has arrived on a three-year deal from West Brom. Evans, 30, scored five goals in 96 appearances for the Baggies after joining from Manchester United in 2015. Manager Claude Puel said “Jonny is a player of great experience in the Premier League and to have him as part of our squad is fantastic news. He knows exactly what it takes. He will bring a great deal to our squad.”Three-time Premier League champion Evans said: “When this opportunity came up, it’s one that I couldn’t turn down. It’s an ambitious club, the owners are ambitious and everyone wants to push the club forward. It’s a great place to play football, the fans really get behind the team and the players are fantastic.”Evans, who was West Brom‘s captain, had a clause in his contract which the Foxes have triggered after the Baggies’ relegation to the Championship. The transfer fee will be paid in two instalments of £1.75m. The Northern Ireland international came close to leaving The Hawthorns during the past two transfer windows. Leicester had a bid of £25m rejected last summer, with West Brom also turning down advances from Manchester City and Arsenal.Photo Credit: Getty


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