Leicester City seem to be a fair way toward grabbing themselves a lovely little pre-World Cup bargain after activating the relegation release clause in Jonny Evans’ West Brom contract.
According to multiple sources, the Foxes may end up signing Evans – who was being heavily linked with moves to Man City and Arsenal not so very long ago – for the low, low price of just £3-ish-million.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) June 6, 2018
Jonny Evans on brink of joining @LCFC. Terms agreed. £3.5m, payable in two instalments.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) June 6, 2018
Amalgamating the various dribs and drabs being reported, it would appear that Evans is as good as a Leicester player, with the fee being paid to the Baggies in two lumps.
For an effective, vastly-experienced veteran who has only just turned 30 and still has at least a few good years left in the tank, that surely has to rank as an absolute steal?
Why so cheap? We can only speculate that West Brom negotiated the clause while under the flippant illusion that they were near-immune from dropping out of the Premier League, or at least not until they managed to squeeze a few more years’ service out of Evans.
Well, the cows have come home to hatch now, chaps!