Pre season Manchester City were linked with the ex United defender, but nothing ended up happening. Manchester City fans were against the signing, partly because of his previous club and partly because of the transfer fee quoted.
For me, it was a high price to pay. However, consider Mangala, Otamendi and Stones struggled the previous season. Combined with Kompany’s fitness not being reliable, it could have been a decent squad player for us.
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Again, in January, the Northern Irish International was in demand once more. Again City were linked, but failed pursuits of Alexis Sanchez and then Riyad Mahrez overshadowed the defensive target.
Once again, money being talked about was silly for the 30-year-old, and Pep opted for Aymeric Laporte instead. Certainly one for the future, the Frenchman has shown glimpses of class, but still has much to learn about the Premier League.
Now, as the season starts to wind down, the Evans saga wheels have begun to turn again. Arsenal will apparently be snubbed by Evans in favor of a return to Manchester, this time the blue half. And with West Brom in the situation they currently find themselves in, it could be too good of a deal to turn down.
Currently ten points away from safety with only fifteen points to play for, the Baggies could be relegated this weekend. If Swansea, Palace and Huddersfield all win, and West Brom lose then their fight could be over.
As soon as the relegation is confirmed, which could be against Manchester United, Evans can start to put the clause in his contract into action. Available to move for as little as £3million it would be foolish not to give it a little more thought.
As a squad player he would bring a wealth of experience to the City side. Three time Premier League winner with United combined with over 30 appearances in the Champions League is he someone the current squad, especially Stones and Laporte, could learn from?
Overlooking his decade long ties with United, and focusing on his experience, I’m not sure you could spend £3 million any better. That said, you’d have to wonder what kind of wages he’d demand. Currently on £100,000 a week, what would he want to move to City? At this point that could be the only stumbling block.