Jonny Evans’ performance in Leicester City’s recent Premier League victory over Aston Villa has got some West Brom fans discussing their former player on social media.
The Northern Ireland international may have made a lasting impression on some Baggies fans during his time with the club, as some West Brom supporters have been swooning over their former defender on social media following his impressive defensive performance versus Aston Villa on Monday, with some expressing regret that their club “let him go for so little”.
Read the recent posts from some Baggies supporters discussing Evans following Monday’s Premier League fixture in the tweets below.
Was always a top 4 centre half. Honestly, he’s probably the best player I’ve seen at the Albion, in terms of ability and caliber
— alf (@alfwbaV3) March 9, 2020
He’s quality. Should of easily got that 20 mil for him.
— Jake (@jake_mccoll99) March 9, 2020
Yep him n Foster
— jay (@Jaywba1982) March 9, 2020
The low fee was what persuaded him to come
— Liam Dunn (@dunnda) March 10, 2020
Putrid / moore with the old admin gave them a deal to stay one season and then leave for vastly reduced sums . We should have just sold all of them and rebuilt with at least 20 million more . We ended up selling anyway .
— Bal (@BalWBA35) March 10, 2020
Mate he wouldn’t have signed for us if the relegation clause wasn’t low lol. Relegation clauses are always demands of the player and/or agent to cover themselves if the worst happens and the club goes down. We’d have never even got the bloke if there wasn’t such a clause ?
— Matt (@GGrubbie) March 10, 2020
What do we think?
Evans, who is valued at £13.5 million (as per Transfermarkt), has been an important player for a Leicester City side currently sitting in third place in the Premier League this season. The Northern Irish defender is one of only two players to have appeared in all 29 of The Foxes’ Premier League games so far during the 2019/20 campaign, along with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Furthermore, Evans has also impressively started in all 29 of Leicester’s Premier League games so far this season. Considering the important role Evans has played for third-placed Leicester City this season, it may be understandable why some West Brom fans have shown regret at selling the defender for just £3.60 million, a lower fee than the £7.47 million they had originally paid to sign Evans.