HYS: Should Newcastle sign Jonny Evans this summer?

Newcastle are one of a number of teams lining up a summer swoop for Jonny Evans – but would he be a shrewd signing for the Magpies?

According to the Daily Mirror, Newcastle will battle West Ham, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Everton to sign Jonny Evans this summer, with their sternest competition coming from the Hammers.

Alan Pardew said last year that he tried to sign the 68-cap Northern Irishman when he was in charge on Tyneside, but the towering defender couldn’t stop Pardew from getting the sack at West Brom.

As is the case every year, there are a number of Premier League quality players that will be looking for moves away from the relegated clubs, and Evans is certainly still good enough to compete in the top tier.

The former Manchester United defender is 30 now, but he would add valuable depth to a Newcastle squad that is short of it.

Jamaal Lascelles and Florian Lejeune are both in excellent form, and adding Evans could even give Rafael Benitez the chance to play three at the back in big games.

With a rumoured price of just £3million, moving for Evans should be a no-brainer for the Magpies.

So, Newcastle fans, do you want a bargain swoop for Evans? Let us know by voting in the poll below…