Newcastle United are linked with West Bromwich Albion defender, Jonny Evans. The Baggies are pretty much done with their season as they are rock bottom in the Premier League. Their fate could have been sealed if they would have been unable to make a comeback against Liverpool. They earned a last-gasp draw by scoring two late goals. However, it looks inevitable that they will not be in the Premier League for next season.
On the other side of the spectrum, Newcastle are currently flying high in the Premier League as they are sitting in the top half of the table. Rafael Benitez has improved this side leaps and bounds in the last two years as he helped them to win promotion back first and now they are sitting in the top half of the table as the season draws to an end.
Evans is an experienced defender and could be available at a price of just £3million.With such a price, there are a host of other teams who will be vying for his signature and the Magpies won’t find it easy to bring him at the St. James’s park.
The Baggies can lose out on a host of their key players as they will be relegated to the Championship. They are going to miss out on the financial benefits of playing in the Premier League and as a result, they could sell their key players to balance the book.
Rafael Benitez is known for his defensive stability and organisation and that is what he has drilled into this current Newcastle side. They have been tough to score against and their season has been built on strong defensive performances. They were struggling to score in the early part of the season but a slight tactical change has paid huge dividends for the Spanish Tactician. He started deploying two strikers upfront, with Ayoze Perez starting behind Dwight Gayle and soon they looked more threatening while going forward.
The likes of Deandre Yedlin, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett have had a good season at the back but if they can bring in Jonny Evans they can certainly bolster their squad further. However, they will have to ensure that he starts regularly to lure him as there are other clubs who are on the lookout for him and the Northern Irishman will like to go to a club where he is assured of regular starts.