Jonny Evans is reportedly a summer target for Tottenham, who are eyeing the former Manchester United star as a replacement for Toby Alderweireld.
According to a report by Daily Telegraph, Tottenham are taking steps to replace Toby Alderweireld, who looks set to move away from the North London club in the summer transfer window. Spurs have set their sights on Manchester United academy graduate Jonny Evans, who could be available for as little as £3 million.
Evans has seen his career come to a stable footing since he joined West Bromwich Albion from Manchester United in the summer of 2015. Over the last three seasons, his consistent displays have enabled him to establish his status as one of the most reliable defenders in the Premier League.
However, the 2017-18 season has been quite tumultuous, both for him and West Brom. While the Baggies look primed for relegation from the top flight, Evans was recently mired in the infamous taxi scandal in Barcelona last month. While he still remains the club’s captain, that might not be the case for long.
The former Manchester United superstar has been a highly sought-after player in the transfer market over the last two windows. And heading into the summer transfer window, Tottenham have emerged as a suitor in pursuit of Evans.
The North Londoners are in a precarious situation, with the future of Toby Alderweireld up in the air. The Belgian defender is currently in a contract standoff with Tottenham, and could be sold by the club in the summer transfer window as he could be available in the summer of 2019 for a measly £25 million.
If the impasse over a new deal doesn’t end, Alderweireld will have no shortage of suitors vying for his signature, with Manchester United among the clubs tailing him. If he does leave, Tottenham will have to sign a replacement in his stead, with Juan Foyth the only other option in addition to current first-choice pairing of Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.
Evans has, thus, emerged as a viable target for Spurs, and he could be available in the summer for just £3 million – the release cause embedded in his contract if West Brom get relegated. He would be an ideal option for Tottenham as he is an experienced campaigner in the Premier League and wouldn’t hamper the development of Sanchez and Foyth.
It now remains to be seen if the Manchester United academy graduate ends up replacing Alderweireld at Tottenham in the summer, or if some other club swoops him away instead.
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