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Sunderland: Fans identify Jonny Evans as ‘best ever loan signing’

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Many Sunderland fans have been sharing praise for -Black Cats loanee Jonny Evans on in response to a tweet that was recently posted by Sunderland-focused Twitter account @sunechosafc, which asked Black Cats supporters to name the club’s “best ever loan signing”. 

Plenty of Sunderland fans have been singing Evans’ praises in response to this tweet. The Northern Ireland international originally spent from January 2007 until May 2007 on loan at Sunderland from Manchester United He made 18 Championship appearances for the Black Cats in the 2006/07 season, helping them to win the Championship and successfully achieve promotion to the Premier League. 

Evans subsequently re-joined Sunderland from January 2008 until May 2008, making 15 Premier League appearances for the side in the 2007/08 season, helping them to finish in 15th place in England’s top tier, avoiding relegation by three points that term. 

Read the positive posts from some Sunderland fans who have been reminiscing fondly over Evans’ two loan spells at The Stadium of Light in the tweets below.

Did you rate Jonny Evans during his loan spell with Sunderland?

YES, I KNEW HE'D BE A TOP CENTRE-BACK

YES, I KNEW HE'D BE A TOP CENTRE-BACK

NO, I THOUGHT HE'D NEVER BE A TOP CENTRE-BACK

NO, I THOUGHT HE'D NEVER BE A TOP CENTRE-BACK

What do we think?

As per Manchester United’s official website, Evans has spoken positively about his time at Sunderland, stating that he “picked up a lot of invaluable experience” during his time at the club. 

It may be understandable why some Black Cats fans may also look back positively on Evans’ time with the club, considering that the defender played a role in helping the club to win the Championship in the 2006/07 season and avoid relegation from the Premier League the following campaign.

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