He is comfortable with the ball at his feet - a major asset in any Guardiola team - and plays on the left side defence where City don't now have a natural fit. Pep wanted a cheap, experienced, homegrown player who is Premier League proven.
Evans spent nine seasons with City's bitter rivals Manchester United earlier in his career but Given insists he isn't surprised Guardiola has attempted to sign the Northern Ireland global.
When the rumors about Manchester City being interested in West Bromwich Albion captain Jonny Evans first came out, we all thought it was hilarious and amusing but there was no way this was true.
The Frenchman has been training with the Blues in recent weeks and is now with the first-team squad in Girona, but is only considered a temporary option while other options are pursued.
City have been concerned about interest from Paris Saint-Germain in both Alexis and Mbappe, though sources at the French club have told Goal France that they will not pursue a move for the latter this summer.
Evans made a total of 198 appearances for United, winning three Premier League titles as well as two League Cups but fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho's predecessor Louis van Gaal.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Baggies will "only consider letting Evans leave if Tony Pulis manages to sign a replacement first", and even then the paper predicts that City will need to up their offer to around £30m.
They held the same stance when Leicester City enquired about the centre-back and also rejected a £10m bid from the Foxes earlier this summer.
However, with club captain Vincent Kompany continuing to struggle with injuries and John Stones and Eliaquim Mangala short on form, Given believes Evans would provide much-needed cover at the heart of the defence as City look to compete on four fronts this season.
The track of the storm takes it between Hatteras and Bermuda on Tuesday, keeping it off the Carolina coastline by approx. A turn toward the north is forecast to occur Sunday night, followed by a turn to the north-northeast on Monday.
British charity Street Child has launched emergency flood relief appeal to support thousands of people affected by the mudslides. Vice President Victor Foh told Reuters at the scene: "It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble".
We'll have to wait and see whether Google comes up with anything more innovative by the time the Pixel 2 is ready to be announced. Android 8.0 will bring also bring support for Bluetooth 5.0 technologies, which is now rumoured to hit HTC's U11 smartphones.
At least 37 people, including members of the team, died when rescuers from the military and vigilantes attempted to free them. They then went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict and simultaneously detonated their explosives.
Mr Fields, 20, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder , three counts of malicious wounding, and a hit and run. At least 19 of those victims are believed to be injured in the auto crash, according to the New York Times .
The Chinese announcement comes days after an increasingly aggressive rhetoric between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. An administration official contended that the possible investigation was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea.
As its Chairman Elon Musk had tweeted, competitive e-Sports are more complex than traditional board games like Chess & Go. The AI win stunned the gaming community, because bots are generally considered inferior to expert human players.
Mugabe In SA For SADC Summit Amid Grace Assault Storm
Engels, a model, laid criminal charges against Mugabe on Monday after she allegedly assaulted her in a Sandton Hotel on Sunday. Ms Engels told Daily Mail that she had no idea who Grace was as she had just been introduced to her sons by a mutual friend.
United States stocks flat but retail sales lift dollar
The strong auto sales came despite industry reports which showed vehicle and truck sales fell six per cent from July 2016. However, cheap gasoline and falling sales of electronics and clothing items still weighed on sales last month.
Huawei confirms October 16th event for Mate 10 reveal
Round the back, it seems we can expect to see a dual camera setup , complete with the Leica branding Huawei has become known for. How much will the Huawei Mate 10 cost? Some believe, the Mate 10 will feature 3D sensing dual-camera for augmented reality.
'Multiple killed' by fallen tree at Portuguese festival
Portugal's prime minister, Antonio Costa, tweeted: "I express my condolences to the victims of the accident in Madeira ". Ramos says seven of the 52 people hurt in in the accident near the island capital of Funchal had serious injuries.
China protests U.S. 'freedom of navigation'
McCain sailed close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, where China has a territorial dispute with its neighbours. Geng said, "China has the firm determination to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and maritime interests".
No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update Details
You'll need to be in exactly the right places for this to happen however, so don't expect just to bump into people on the fly. If you have the terraforming add-on, you can shoot at the ground using your multi tool and add or destroy terrain.
Rail collision kills at least 36 in Egypt's Alexandria
The stationary train had just arrived from Port Said, a Mediterranean city on the northern tip of the Suez Canal, when it was hit. By nightfall, cranes aided by floodlights began to remove the wreckage off the tracks to allow rail traffic to resume.
Venezuelan wants to meet Trump
Energy sector sanctions , which could cripple Venezuela's already ailing economy, are still being considered, USA officials said. The 545 elected members, all Maduro supporters, will draft a new Constitution.
Blockbusters: Bills trade Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby
He played in just half of the games of the season, racking up just 28 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns scored. WR comparison for the last three years between Matthews and Watkins, both part of the class of 2014.