Jonny Evans set for new West Brom deal
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Jonny Evans set for new West Brom deal

The Baggies are set to offer the Northern Irishman an improved deal after Arsenal failed to to sign the defender over the summer.

Neil Leverett

West Bromwich Albion are set to offer defender Jonny Evans a new deal, according to reports.

The Telegraph states that the 28-year-old is set to be rewarded in staying with The Baggies, with the former Manchester United man set earn £75,000 per week in an improved deal.

Evans has three years left to run on his existing contract.

Club want Evans on elevated pay grade

It is reported that the club want to elevate the Northern Ireland defender into the same price bracket as new record signing Nacer Chadli, Salomon Rondon and midfielder James Morrison.

Evans joined West Brom from The Red Devils for a fee in the region of £6m in August 2015, during the final days of the last year's summer transfer window.

Evans scored his only league goal for The Baggies versus Stoke City in January   (getty)
Evans scored his only league goal for The Baggies versus Stoke City in January (getty)

Arsenal were linked with a surprise move for the centre-back after a summer of missed targets in the transfer market. The Gunners were linked with a move for Evans with Tony Pulis insistent that the player would not be sold. After Arsenal were touted a fee of £25m for the player's services, Arsene Wenger's interest cooled.

The defender made 30 appearances last term, scoring one goal versus Stoke City and notching one assist. Evans also helped the West Midlanders keep eight sheets last season.

Evans a key figure for Pulis 

Primarily a centre-back, Jonny Evans has also been deployed as a left-back in the absence of Chris Brunt and also as a central defensive midfielder in front of the back line.

Evans was instrumental in Northern Ireland reaching Euro 2016 this past summer. He also played a part in Michael O'Neill's side's creditable 0-0 draw versus Czech Republic in Prague this past Sunday.

Evans has three years remaining on his existing deal, with Tony Pulis keen to tie Evans down to an extended contract at The Hawthorns.