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The 30-year-old had been linked with Arsenal and Manchester City earlier this year but will make the switch to the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City have completed the signing of Jonny Evans from West Brom.

The centre-back joins the Foxes on a three-year deal after the two clubs reached an agreement thought to be aruond £3.5 million.

Northern Ireland international Evans had attracted interest from Arsenal and Manchester City during the January transfer window, but the Baggies were able to hold on to him for the remainder of the campaign.

Instead, it is the Foxes who have snapped him up by triggering his relegation release clause after West Brom dropped to the Championship.

“It’s great to join and I’m happy it’s all gone through,” Evans told the club’s website. “When this opportunity came up, it’s one that I couldn’t turn down. It’s an ambitious club, the owners are ambitious and everyone wants to push the club forward.

“I hope that I can give lots to the team and the club. It’s a great place to play football, the fans really get behind the team and the players are fantastic – these are all factors that made me want to sign for this club.”

Leicester boss Claude Puel said of the former Manchester United star: “Jonny is a player of great experience in the Premier League and to have him as part of our squad is fantastic news for the football club. He knows exactly what it takes, he is a winner and a leader. He will bring a great deal to our squad and I’m delighted to welcome him to Leicester City.”

 

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