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Jonny Evans deal agreed for move back to Premiership with Leicester City

Jonny Evans has been at West Brom since 2015 (Nick Potts/PA)
Jonny Evans has been at West Brom since 2015 (Nick Potts/PA)

Northern Ireland centre half Jonny Evans is set to leave West Bromwich Albion to sign for Premier League Leicester City.

The West Brom captain has just returned from a tour of Panama and Costa Rica with Northern Ireland.

The BBC has reported that a fee of £3.5m has been agreed between the clubs due to a relegation release clause in Evans' contract.

He had been linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester City but now the former Man United man looks set to move to the King Power Stadium.

The three time Premier League winner will know that regular first team football is needed to ensure his place in Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland team and that could explain his desire to move to Leicester.

Evans could be set to form a formidable defensive partnership with England's Harry Maguire at the heart of the Leicester defence next season.

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