Manchester City Trying To Agree Fee With West Brom For Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans spent the first nine years of his professional career at Manchester United

In one of the more shocking transfer stories of the summer, Sky Sports News are reporting that Manchester City are interested in former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

The Premier League title favourites have already spent over £125m on new defenders this summer though they have concentrated on full-backs as opposed to cente-backs.

City are not the only club interested in the Northern Ireland worldwide, as Leicester reportedly saw a £10 million approach for the player turned down by the Baggies earlier this summer.

He played at the 2016 European Championships while his one and only worldwide goal came nearly six-and-a-half years ago in a World Cup qualifier against Poland.

City fans would not be entirely happy with their latest move, especially with the fact that their bid was rejected by West Brom, making it even more humiliating.

It was assumed that the only way for Evans' career was downhill when he was jettisoned by boyhood club Manchester United two years ago. Guardiola on the other hand, is a manager who knows which player profiles he wants to add to his squad and there is bound to be some reason behind his move for Evans, which doesn't seem to be coming to fruition.

Guardiola's fourth choice in that position is Eliaquim Mangala, who is not thought to have any long-term future at City.

Evans spent nine seasons with City's bitter rivals Manchester United earlier in his career but Given insists he isn't surprised Guardiola has attempted to sign the Northern Ireland global.

Just look at the Premier League at the weekend, centre-backs are really hard to find.

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