Jonny Evans appears to have ruled out a return to Manchester United as he closes in on a contract extension at Leicester City.
Evans has established himself as one of the best defenders outside the Premier League’s ‘big six’ in recent seasons. He has been vital for Leicester since joining them from West Brom in 2018.
One club who may have been looking on at Evans’ form is Man Utd, who owned him between 2006 and 2015 after he graduated their academy.
The Northern Ireland international was never a regular at Old Trafford, but still managed to make 198 appearances for them. He was part of three Premier League title-winning squads.
Since leaving United in 2015, Evans has shown the club what they might be missing out on. The Red Devils have struggled to find a reliable combination in defence, but their former player has proven how strong he is.
Last year, one pundit suggested he would walk back into the United team and that he was only going to get better. One year on, there have still been whispers about a potential return.
With Evans out of contract at the end of the season, a move – to United or elsewhere – could be a possibility. But he has recently stated he wants to sign a new deal at the King Power Stadium – and it seems that’s what he is closing in on doing.
Two-year offer on table for Evans
According to Sky Sports, Evans is close to signing a new contract with Leicester. The 32-year-old remains a key player under Brendan Rodgers and Leicester want to reflect that.
Negotiations have been positive, with a two-year extension in the pipeline. Therefore, Evans could commit his future to the Foxes soon.
However, first of all, they must come to an agreement over his wages, as there is still distance between offer and demands. Even so, Evans remains keen to sign a deal, and talks have been “amicable”.
Evans started all 38 Premier League games for Leicester last season, and has started eight of a possible 11 so far this term.