Leicester City have signed West Bromwich Albion centre back Jonny Evans after Albion’s relegation to the Championship. Evans leaves the club after Leicester triggered his relegation release clause of £3.5 million, which is an absolute bargain in today’s market.
Evans won’t be out of place at Leicester as he has also previously won the Premier League, done on three occasions with Manchester United. As well as great success with his club, he has 70 caps for Northern Ireland include games in the European Championships.
Speaking to LCFC TV, Evans said:
“It’s great to join and I’m happy it’s all gone through. When this opportunity came up, it’s one that I couldn’t turn down. It’s an ambitious Club, the owners are ambitious and everyone wants to push the Club forward.”
Fantasy Premier League Potential (5.0m)
Evans has been a decent option for FPL managers for a couple of years now and with his move to Leicester he could become even better. His price of £5.0m makes him slightly cheaper than Harry Maguire who he scored the same amount of goals as last season.
The 30 year old will surely start at the back with Maguire and they’ll be a dominant threat from set pieces, which will bring goals and assists for the both of them. Evans hasn’t hit a century of points in a single season since 2011/12 and I believe he will smash through that this season, barring injury.
Leicester’s first five fixtures are as follows: Manchester United (A), Wolves (H), Southampton (A), Liverpool (H) and Bournemouth (A). Evans should be able to claim a couple of clean sheets from these set of fixtures which will mean a good amount points for him.
Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)