The Sun have reported that both Everton and Manchester City are after West Brom captain Jonny Evans. West Brom and Tony Pulis fought hard over the summer to keep Evans, but with the January transfer window approaching they may have to accept the big cash sum instead of continuing to battle for him.
Evans is a home-grown centre back, most known for his time at Manchester United. The Northern Irish player has a reputation as one of the most consistent centre backs in the Premier League. The 29-year-old left Man United in 2015 for West Brom. He has been a huge asset to the West Brom side and was named club captain for the 2017-18 season.
With both Man City and Everton after Evans, the price is likely to be high. West Brom have previously asked for £35million for their captain, a price which Pep Guardiola was not willing to pay.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri on the other hand, will be willing to splash the cash for Evans, in an attempt to improve his weak back line and bring them firmly away from the relegation zone. Everton have struggled to perform defensively this season, with Keane, Williams and Jagielka all having issues at the back.
Everton’s poor start to the season sees them currently sitting in 15th position in the Premier League on 11 points, just above the relegation zone that they struggled to get out of for weeks.
Man City however have had a brilliant start to their Premier League campaign, sitting in first place with 31 points, eight points above second place Man United. Despite their success, they are still looking to make a bid for Evans in the January transfer window.
Should Evans go to City, he would be fighting for a starting position among a team full of strong players. Whereas if choses to go to Everton he would be a regular in the starting line-up.