As reported by The Sun, Manchester United are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans this summer.
Evans of course has already played at Old Trafford, making close to 200 appearances for the club before eventually moving to his current club.
It now seems he could be set for a return to his former club.
That’s according to The Sun, who say United are eyeing a bargain £3m move for the player this summer.
The paper say he has a release clause in his contract at the Baggies for that price upon their relegation, sparking interest in his signature.
Is he a player that the Red Devils should be targeting?
Although Evans is clearly a competent defender and would likely add depth to Jose Mourinho’s defensive line, he isn’t of the quality that would improve the first team at Old Trafford, making signing him fairly pointless.
They need to make signings that can take them to the next level in terms of competing for Premier League titles and Champions League honours and Evans isn’t that, even if he is available for a £3m fee.
Ultimately it would feel like a step backward signing a player that was surplus to requirements years ago and they should look at other defensive targets when the transfer window opens.