Jonny Evans is close to completing a move to Leicester City, who have met the defender’s relegation release clause.
According to Sky Sports, Evans has completed a medical at the King Power Stadium, with a switch from West Brom to Leicester now looking a formality for the Northern Ireland centre-back.
Leicester will reportedly pay £3.5m to secure Evans’ service, which West Brom are set to receive in two instalments.
Evans has previously attracted interest from Arsenal and Man City, but the high-profile duo failed in their attempts to lure the 30-year-old out of the Hawthorns.
However, following relegation from the Premier League last season, Evans will depart, with Leicester on course to be his next destination.
The centre-back arrived at West Brom from Manchester United in the summer of 2015.
The 30-year-old has gone on to make almost 100 appearances for the Baggies, including 28 in the Premier League last year, as West Brom’s top-flight journey came to an end after a difficult year.
Evans will not be part of Darren Moore’s revolution in the Championship, with his confirmed exit on the horizon.
Evans’ exit was something that West Brom will have been prepared for, particularly with such a low release clause written into his contract.
For Leicester, the defender is a steal, with West Brom not really gaining what the 30-year-old is worth.
However, Moore needs to move on quickly and get his squad in shape ahead of the Championship season.
Evans will be a loss, but West Brom should be able to find a good enough replacement.
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