Date: 23rd June 2017 at 8:08pm
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It was being reported yesterday that Leicester City were considering a bigger bid for West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans after our opening offer was reportedly rejected.

It was being speculated in the media that over a week ago we had a cheeky punt for the Northern Ireland international but West Brom flatly turned down a £10million offer.

The Leicester Mercury reported yesterday that Leicester were considering an improved offer for Evans to tempt Albion’s hand but they were also reporting that West Brom had said there would be nothing to consider unless a secondary offer was at the £20million mark.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill believes that would still be incredibly good value for Leicester given the kind of player we’d be picking up.

‘When I look around the Premier League and see British centre-backs, I don’t see anyone better. I look at Gary Cahill at Chelsea and Chris Smalling at Manchester United and Jonny Evans is every bit as good as them. He was an absolute bargain at £6million, which I believe West Brom paid for him, and if you are asking me is he worth £20million, I think he is a bargain at that price.’

He added.

‘Given that people are talking about Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk as a £50million player, that makes Jonny Evans sound cheap at £20million. If he goes to Leicester I think it is a good move for him.’

Whether or not we do go back in at £20million for the 29 year old remains to be seen.

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