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Manchester City Closing In On 30 Y/O West Brom Defender: An Ideal Choice For The Citizens?

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester City are plotting a summer move for West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans in the summer. According to recent reports, the Citizens of Manchester are eager to seal a move for the Northern Ireland international when the transfer window opens this summer.

It is understood that the Citizens are currently weighing up their options and could make an offer for Evans’ signature at the end of the current season. The 30-year-old has enjoyed a successful few years at the Hawthorns and his impressive displays in the English top-flight has alerted a whole host of clubs which includes the Citizens of Manchester. His defensive talents have caught the eyes of City chiefs, who are keeping tabs on his situation at the West Midlands club.

The Belfast-born defender is highly experienced in English football which is exactly what the Premier League champions-elect are looking for in the summer transfer window. However, the Premier League centre-back is yet to prove his worth in European football so it might be a risk for City to bring him to the Etihad Stadium in the near future.

The Carabao Cup winners currently find themselves at the top of the league standings with a healthy 13 point advantage and are all set to secure another Premier League title in the coming weeks. Guardiola’s side have already won the League Cup earlier this year but their underwhelming performance in the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League this term will be a cause for concern. The Citizens are in need to bring in some quality players this summer so that they can maintain their dominance in both domestic and European football.

The addition of Evans will undoubtedly bolster Guardiola’s defensive options ahead of the new campaign. The Blues of Manchester have the likes of Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi vying for a place in their first-team. The potential acquisition of Evans will definitely add more competition for places in the Guardiola’s squad.

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The Northern Ireland international is highly versatile and can operate in a number of different positions across the pitch. He primarily operates as a centre-back but can also be deployed in the full-back position which makes him a perfect fit for Guardiola’s style of play at the Etihad Stadium. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Evans and whether he ends up making a switch to Manchester this summer.

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