League One giants Sunderland have completed the signing of Northern Ireland international Corry Evans who’s the younger brother of Jonny Evans. Corry Evans and Jonny Evans both player for the Northern Ireland national team.



Evans joined Sunderland as a free agent and he has penned a two-year deal at the club until the summer of 2023 with the option of another year that could take him to 2024. He became a free agent after his Blackburn Rovers contract was not renewed when it expired at the end of last month. Blackburn Rovers opted against a new deal for Evans. He was a Blackburn Rovers player for almost a decade. Evans played over 200 times for the former Premier League winners during his time at Ewood Park.

The new Sunderland player is the second player from the Evans family to sign for the club after senior brother Jonny Evans spent some time on loan several years ago while he was a Manchester United player.

Evans came through the Academy at Manchester United before spending time on loan at lower league teams like Hull City and Carlisle United. His loan move to Hull City was made permanent in 2011. He spent just two years with the Tigers before signing for Blackburn Rovers in 2013. The younger Evans spent seven of his eight seasons at Blackburn Rovers in the English Championship, the second tier of club football in England. The only season outside the Championship was in the 2017/18 season. He helped guide Blackburn Rovers back into the Championship from League One.

In his first interview as a Sunderland player, Corry Evans said he’s delighted to join the Black Cats and that he was impressed with the response from Sunderland boss Lee Johnson when he discussed style of play and other things with him.