Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Leicester City sign Jonny Evans on a three-year contract


Leicester City have completed the £3.5 million signing of Jonny Evans from West Brom.

The three-time Premier League-winning centre-back, who can also operate as a left-back, made his worldwide debut for Northern Ireland in 2006, and has established an impressive reputation as a defender.

The 70-times-capped Northern Ireland worldwide has signed a three-year deal and moved for an undisclosed fee, although it is understood the 2016 Premier League champions activated a relegation clause in his contract to land him for just £3million.

Arsenal and City were most heavily linked, while Leicester joined the race for his signature back in January.

And speaking after his move was sealed, Evans expressed his delight.

And the former Manchester United defender has hailed Leicester's ambitious owners as a key factor in his decision to sign.

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But the 2017-18 season was a disaster for West Brom, as they were relegated from the Premier League despite a late push for survival under Darren Moore following the sacking of Alan Pardew.

'I hope that I can give lots to the team and the club.

Leicester boss Claude Puel will overhaul his defence this summer with Robert Huth set to be released when his contract expires and title-winning skipper Wes Morgan, 34, expected to play a reduced role.

Leicester manager Claude Puel said the arrival of Evans was "fantastic news" and added: "He knows exactly what it takes - he is a victor and a leader".

Despite top clubs formerly interested in signing the 30-year-old, he has chose to join 2015/16 Premier League Champions Leicester City on a three year deal.

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