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Monday 5 December 2016

Baggies pay out £6m for Red Devils centre-back Evans

Manchester United's Jonny Evans
Manchester United's Jonny Evans

West Brom have agreed a fee with Manchester United for defender Jonny Evans.

The 27-year-old Northern Ireland international will now hold talks with the Baggies ahead of ending his nine-year stay at Old Trafford.

A move was made for Evans after Tottenham centre-back Federico Fazio failed to agree a contract to move to The Hawthorns following a day of talks last week.

The deal will cost the Baggies an initial £6million rising to £8million with add ons.

Tony Pulis confirmed his interest yesterday as he looks to bolster his defence.

He said: "Jonny would be a great signing for the football club but it's down to the money men and his side, it takes three parties, the player and the clubs. I'd love to sign Jonny Evans."

United boss Louis Van Gaal had planned to play Evans in a behind closed doors friendly against Ajax on Thursday but pulled him out of the line up when it became clear they were close to agreeing a deal.

Evans made 196 appearances for United, scoring seven goals, after making his debut in 2007.

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