Man City To Make A Shock Move For Ex-Man Utd Star

West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans celebrates scoring their first goal

Manchester City are in talks with West Brom in an effort to reach an agreement to sign former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has admitted that he was surprised when the club sold Jonny Evans to West Bromwich Albion.

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.

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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.

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