Jonny Evans available for just 3 million....

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Nikelesh Reddy, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Apr 21, 2018
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    Nikelesh Reddy Full Member

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    Should we be seriously considering signing him this summer?Hes available for just 3 million quid....knows United inside out...he seems to have overcome his injury troubles,he's been a good consistent performer for West brom.Plus he's a very good distributor of the ball who knows how to bring the ball out from the back and at 30,he definitely has at least another 3-4 seasons left in him.So,should we bring him back or should we just look for an upgrade??
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    He’s not good enough.
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    SqualorVictoria New Member

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    Now I'm no United expert, but I'd be surprised if you are to buy any CB this summer. Rojo just signed an extension, Smalling plays the majority of games, so at the worst he'll be a backup, and Bailly and Lindelof are Mourinho signings. So even without Jones, it's 4 CBs (and Tuanzebe, and Fosu-Mensah with a small chance).

    Even if you eventually do buy someone, my bet is it won't be Johnny Evans...
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    VivaObertan Transfer Voyeur

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    Yes! He's a good defender and a very positive passer!
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    I wouldn't even pay 3 quid to have him back. One of van Gaal's best moments selling him. Got found out as soon as Ferdinand and Vidic both left.
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    Green_Red Full Member

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    Why the absolute feck would we want to sign a defender from a team that's about to be relegated? How would that improve us?
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    Kostov Full Member

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    Well I'd be all for selling Jones and Rojo and bring Evans for 3 million, but he doesn't seem like he got over his injury troubles at all, and that's the most important thing when I look at it.
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    Kostov Full Member

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    Why is it so fecking scandalous to sign a player from a relegated club? Leicester signed Maguire and Liverpool signed Robertson from Hull last summer, it didn't do them so bad.
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    saivet Full Member

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    Evans could probably sign for any PL club, but think he'll probably go somewhere he'll start, so outside of the top 6.

    I'd take him back as a squad player, but doubt he'd want to as he left to play week in week out
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    What is this, 2008?

    (Shit, that was a decade ago :nervous:)
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    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    What about oshea?
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    He's not better than what we have, so what's the point?
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    Traub Full Member

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    No point imo. He isn’t good enough to be an automatic starter, so we would just be adding to the relatively mediocre ranks that is already overflowing. The only reason to sign him is if we sel a few centre backs and bring him in as cover.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Excellent squad option for anyone in the top 6, really. Don’t think we really need him unless we replace him with one of the CB’s who just can’t stay fit - Rojo/Jones. But even then it’s just a signing for signings sake.

    If I was Arsenal or Spurs I’d definitely take him.
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    Pacificgi Full Member

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    He played enough times for us - we did the right thing getting rid.
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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    If he was available for £30m, would you even have written this thread?

    He’s not good enough no matter what his price. We can’t fill our squad with mediocre players just because they are cheap.
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    Rory 7 Full Member

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    Yeah. Coz like that time we signed Roy Keane was a complete disaster.
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Nope. He's an average signing and we've made way too many of those in the last 5 years.

    We need to be ruthless to be the best.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    City can buy him now if they wanted him so bad :lol: I have a feeling they definitely won't.

    He's a good player but nowhere near the top level, he never was even when we had him.
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    Always liked and rated him, but don't think he will be back.

    Saying that don't know who came with such a clause (him or his agent), but he is about to earn a damn good contract as there will be more than few clubs interested. All that at the age of 30 and just getting relegated.
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    Robbo* New Member

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    Honestly, Clive..
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    Decomposing In Paris Full Member

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    He'd be a very good signing for Liverpool. They have one elite CB and one mediocre one, he'd improve them. We need that elite CB.
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    POF Full Member

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    He's a good option for a team lacking homegrown players and depth at centre back. That is not United.

    United already has 5 centre backs better than him.
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    prath92 Full Member

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    I wouldn’t take him back even if they paid us. He was like bambi on ice his last season. McNair was better than him
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    No. He isn't better than what is already at the club.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    If he's fit, that's a bargain for a home grown player with a 2-4 years left.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Not sure who partners him at the minute but Lascelles/Evans would be a very good pairing for a top table finish at Newcastle.
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    FrantikChicken Full Member

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    Why?? I've never understood the good distributor of the ball thing either. He just punts it forward, often missing his target or causing a 50-50 situation, resulting in us losing possession. It used to annoy me so much
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    MDFC Manager Full Member

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    Can't believe people even want to consider this:lol:
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    I'm hearing that both Bebe and Obertan are available for a packet of ritz crackers, why not go for those two too while we're at it?
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    Please no.
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    Camilo Full Member

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    He's a half decent player. He'd do fine, but unless someone came in with an astronomical offer for one of our current lot, it wouldn't make sense. Some mad man comes in with 20 million for Rojo and we can replace him with a 3 million pound Evans? Sure, that makes sense. Any other scenario is pointless.
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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    Now that the league is all but over, I’d like to see Lindelof start every remaining league game. We spent a lot on him and there is a reason we signed him, trouble is we’ve barely seen those reasons.
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Smalling
    Jones
    Bailly
    Lindelof
    Rojo
    Blind

    With Tuanzebe and Fosu Mensah coming back. That's more than enough cover there.
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    waza7111 Full Member

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    The last thing we need is more mediocre players. If we're going to sign a centre back, it should be a top quality one.
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    Paul Martin Banned

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    Liverpool signed Robertson from relegated Hull and he's working out okay.
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    AndyJ1985 Full Member Verified Moaner

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    He could be available for literally nothing and I still wouldn't want him. We need quality, not quantity.
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    Ashley R1+O New Member

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    Depending if Rojo, Jones stay on next season I could see us picking him up if he was happy to be fourth choice behind Smalling and a combination of Bailly and Lindelof that will play with Smalling next season. He could get 10 games as a backup rotational player and stand in for injury cover. Providing his wages are low then it wouldn't be a silly move.

    We've got a lot of CB's though and some issues to sort out going forward.