Jonny Evans completed his transfer from Manchester United to West Bromwich Albion on August of 2015 and the Irish defender has turned out to be one of the best signings in recent times.
Evans has made a surprisingly impressive start to his career at the Hawthorns after making consistently high level performances in his new club in spite of being placed out his usual position.
The natural position of Jonny Evans is in the heart of the defence as a centre-back but due to a number of injuries that the players of West Bromwich Albion have been picking up, it has forced the coach Tony Pullis on having to rotate his squad and put some of his players in different positions than their usual ones.
Even though the £6 million summer signing has had to play in distinct positions in the team, the Irishman has managed to do it without any problems and has been receiving praise from his teammates as well as the head coach Tony Pullis.
On November 29, West Bromwich Albion travelled to the home stadium of West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground and the match finished with a final scoreboard of 1-1. When the match reached it’s end, Jonny Evans received huge praise for his performance as he had to play as a makeshift left back and somehow still managed to perform at a high level.
West Bromwich Albion’s Tony Pullis praised Jonny Evans as he said: “Jonny Evans was absolutely magnificent at left-back today. The kid is a top player. He can play anywhere across the back four, and I also think he could play as a holding midfield player. That’s a testament of being a really good footballer, if you can play in any position on the pitch.”
£6 million has turned out to be a bargain price for a player who has solved so many defensive problems and helped his team in reaching and competing in the middle section of the Premier League.