Leicester City defender Jonny Evans signs new contract
The 32-year-old arrived form West Brom in 2018
Premier League club Leicester City have renewed contract with Jonny Evans that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2023.
“I’m absolutely delighted to have signed. I’m delighted to commit myself to the club, and delighted the club have committed themselves to me,” the 6.1-foot defender said in the club’s website.
“I’ve loved it here since the first day I came in. It’s a great atmosphere around the place and it’s a club with a lot of ambition.
“The players are ambitious and the signings that they’ve made over the years, they’ve signed young, hungry players and it’s been great for me to come in alongside that and be a part of it,” he added.
According to media outlets, the defender was linked with a move back to his old club Manchester United once his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
The Northern Irish centre-back won three Premier League titles with the Red Devils.
He would also be eligible to talk to other clubs and potentially sign a pre-contract agreement.
The Foxes signed the 32-year-old defender in 2018 for a fee in the region of £3.5m from West Bromwich Albion on a three-year deal.
He played a crucial role last season, helping them to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.
So far this season, Evans has been a crucial player in Leicester’s defensive line as he has made 15 appearances in all competitions.
Leicester’s boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled out any January signings.
“I don’t believe so. If there’s something we think can really help us and improve us then the club will always look at it. But I don’t think there will be anyone coming in for the sake of it.”