Leicester have reportedly opened contract talks with Jonny Evans


Evans impressing

Jonny Evans joined Leicester City from West Brom in the summer of 2018.

The Foxes are understood to have paid around £3.6m to bring the stopper to the King Power.

Said fee has since proven something of a bargain, with Evans going on to become a key cog in Leicester’s backline in recent times.

The Northern Irishman formed a great partnership with Caglar Soyuncu at the heart of Leicester’s backline last term, with the duo a key reason why Brendan Rodgers’ side were able to secure a European berth.

Evans has since had a few injury issues this campaign, but he would return to action last weekend to help Leicester keep a clean sheet vs Wolves – a result which meant they headed into the international break sitting pretty atop of the Premier League.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City after their sides 3-1 win during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Evans set for new Leicester deal?

In terms of his Leicester future, Evans is now 32 years of age and will be 33 by the time his current contract runs out at the end of this season.

As a result, Leicester fans may have assumed they would be parting ways with their star centre-back sooner rather than later.

However, despite his age, it seems those in a position of power at Leicester are keen to tie the former Manchester United man down to fresh terms.

As per the Athletic, Leicester have opened talks with Evans over a new contract, with negotiations said to be in the formative stages.

It is added that both sides are on the same page when it comes to negotiations and are confident there will be no obstacles over reaching an agreement:

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# Team MP D P
1 Leicester City FC 8 9 18
2 Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 10 17
3 Liverpool FC 8 2 17
4 Southampton FC 8 4 16
5 Chelsea FC 8 10 15
6 Aston Villa FC 7 9 15
7 Everton FC 8 2 13
8 Crystal Palace FC 8 0 13
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 8 -1 13
10 Manchester City FC 7 1 12
11 Arsenal FC 8 -1 12
12 West Ham United FC 8 4 11
13 Newcastle United FC 8 -3 11
14 Manchester United FC 7 -2 10
15 Leeds United 8 -3 10
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 8 -3 6
17 Fulham FC 8 -8 4
18 West Bromwich Albion 8 -11 3
19 Burnley FC 7 -9 2
20 Sheffield United FC 8 -10 1
Player Team Goals
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 8
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 8
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 8
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 8
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 7
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 7
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 5
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 5
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4
Rodriguez, James Everton FC 3
Jorginho Chelsea FC 3
Adams, Che Southampton FC 3
Ward-Prowse, James Southampton FC 3

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