Leicester City Sign Jonny Evans From West Brom

Leicester City have completed the signing of Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans from relegated side West Brom in a £3.5m deal.

The 30-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

He joined West Brom from Manchester United in 2015 and went on to score five goals in 96 appearances for the Baggies.

On his latest acquisition, Leicester City 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.” he added.

The three-time Premier League champion while speaking on his transfer 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.” he concluded.
Evans, who was West Brom’s captain, had a relegation clause in his contract.

The clause said a N3.5m transfer would be enough to take him away from The Hawthorns if West Brom suffer relegation from the Premier League.

The transfer fee will be paid in two instalments of £1.75m.

West Brom had earlier rejected a whooping sum of £25m from the Foxes last summer in addition to rejecting overtures from Premier League champions Manchester City and Arsenal.