The Guardian claims that rumours of Jonny Evans’ £25m price tag are ‘wide of the mark’.
On Monday evening, The Telegraph claimed that West Brom value the centre-back at £30m and are asking for £25m from Arsenal in order to bring him to north London. These claims came days after Tony Pulis admitted that although he doesn’t want to lose one of his key men, if the Gunners approach West Brom with an offer, it’s between the two clubs to talk about.
Now, The Guardian is reporting that the price being claimed is ‘wide of the mark’ and that although there’s been no approach from Arsenal for the 28-year-old, the Baggies have told Evans that he’s staying put.
The outlet seems pretty convinced of this, so whether this is because they’ve actually received information, I don’t know. Although they do also mention Pulis’ quotes about wanting to keep the ex-Manchester United defender at West Brom, this doesn’t appear connected to that.
See, I knew £25m was laughable…