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Jonny Evans completes move to West Brom from Manchester United

by Sid Choudhary

Jonny Evans has completed his move from Manchester United to West Bromwich Albion for a fee that could reach £8 million, the club have confirmed.

The Northern Irishman made 198 appearances for the Reds, having come through the club’s famed youth system.

Evans enjoyed some brilliant moments in a Man United shirt but was never able to build on a superb season back when he stepped in for Nemanja Vidic after he suffered a season ending knee injury.

The 27-year-old was, at one point, seen as a successor to the likes of Vidic and Rio Ferdinand but it never worked out for him in the long term.

Evans’ departure is a continuation of the huge clear-out manager Louis van Gaal has carried out since his arrival at United.

Despite being at the club from a young age, the centre-back is another player who has been deemed surplus to requirements since David Moyes’s departure as manager.

With Tyler Blackett joining Celtic on loan hours before Evans move was completed, United are left with a choice of five central defenders to make up their pairing.

All in all, in spite of his promising talent, Evans will not be sorely missed at Old Trafford this season given his dwindling opportunities in the first team over the past two years. It is a good bit of business for United, as they aim to get rid of the deadweight in the squad.

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