Spurs consider triggering Jonny Evans' £3m release clause if West Brom are relegated Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs thinking of triggering the £3million release clause in the contract of Jonny Evans if West Bromwich Albion are relegated. With West Brom bottom of the Premier League table, 10 points adrift of safety, it seems certain that Evans will be available for a cut-price fee in the summer.
Manchester City had been interested in signing Evans, but have since spent £57m on Aymeric Laporte, while Arsenal failed with a January bid for the 30-year-old. The Gunners could try again for Evans at the end of the season, but may face competition from North London rivals Spurs if they cash in on Toby Alderweireld. Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Barcelona are all eying moves for Alderweireld, whose talks over a new Tottenham contract have stalled.
Chelsea have also shown an interest in the Belgian, but any deal involving the Blues and Spurs would be extremely difficult due to a strained relationship between the two clubs. Tottenham may be tempted to sell 29-year Alderweireld for £40m this summer, rather than risk losing him for £25m in 12 months’ time because of a clause in his contract. With that in mind, Spurs have been forced to consider potential replacements for Alderweireld and Evans is an attractive proposition.
Tottenham already have 21-year-old Davinson Sanchez and 20-year-old Juan Foyth, while Eric Dier can play in a back three if required.
But Evans would give manager Mauricio Pochettino another experienced option without dramatically blocking the progress of either Sanchez or Foyth.
Evans has played in the Champions League for Manchester United and also has played 67 times for Northern Ireland.
United could yet look into re-signing Evans themselves as Jose Mourinho considers how best to re-shape his defence this summer.
Evans was one of the players caught up in the West Brom taxi scandal last month, but he retained the club captaincy and the incident does not seem to have put off potential suitors. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/03/22/spurs-consider-triggering-jonny-evans-3m-release-clause-west/
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