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Arsenal’s new transfer chief Sven Mislintat has been told to bring in a new defensive signing to solve the club’s problems at the back, and he has reportedly identified this powerful Premier League star as a perfect fit this summer, according to reports.
- Jonny Evans
- Age: 30
- Current club: West Bromwich Albion
- Contract until: 2019
- Market value: £13.5m
Evans might not be the most popular candidate with fans for a move to north London, but he’s certainly a very realistic one.
According to rumours in January, the defender has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for just £3m if West Brom get relegated. Alan Pardew’s side are rock bottom with four games to go, nine points away from escaping the relegation zone. They’re only on course to pick up two or three more based on their 2017/18 form so far.
David Ornstein confirmed Arsenal’s interest in the defender last summer. There were also reports towards the end of the January window that the club made a late bid, but started too low.
Evans is a massively experienced Premier League centre-back. He initially came through the ranks at Manchester United, and spent nine years with the senior side before joining West Brom. I wouldn’t rule out a transfer assuming they do end up going down.