Evans snubs move to top six after agreeing cut price £3m deal

West Brom defender Jonny Evans has reportedly turned down the chance to join a top six club with reports suggesting he has agreed a deal to join Leicester City.

Evans was the subject of failed bids from both Arsenal and Manchester City last summer and once again in January, while former club Manchester United were also briefly linked with potentially re-signing the defender.

Leicester were another team who tried to sign the Northern Ireland international back in January, with the Foxes seeing their bid in the region of £23 million rejected by WBA.

However the Baggies’ relegation from the Premier League means that Evans now becomes available for around £3.5 million thanks to a release clause that has now become active, an amount the Foxes have reportedly agreed to pay.

The 30-year-old moved to the Hawthorns from Manchester United in 2015 after Louis van Gaal deemed him surplus to requirements. However, he has since rediscovered his form and is set to become Claude Puel’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Porto defender Ricardo Pereira.

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