West Brom agree £8 million fee for Jonny Evans

West Bromwich Albion have agreed to pay £8 million for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. An initial fee of £6 million will be paid upfront plus £2 million in add-ons.

Evans is due medicals on Saturday and the whole deal is expected to be finalised before Monday.

Evans has won the Premier League on three occasions with Manchester United having made 198 appearances for the club. He struggled with injuries in most part of last season and when fit failed to impress manager Louis van Gaal. The defender has since fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United.

The Northern Ireland man has not played a game for the Red Devils this season. Evans, 27 has been linked to Everton all summer but it is West Brom that will capture his signature for his services.

Evans, who had a couple of loan spells at Sunderland, will offer West Bromwich Albion lots of experience at the heart of their defence should he stay fit for the bulk of the season.

Tony Pulis: “Jonny would be a great signing for the football club but it’s down to the money men and his side”

Evans was slapped with a six-match ban for spitting on Newcastle United frontman Papiss Cisse in March.

Evans will be the second player to have left the Old Trafford outfit to join West Brom in 2015 with Darren Fletcher being the earlier signing in January.