In what must be one of the most intriguing transfer developments of the summer, it has emerged that West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans has a release clause of only £3million.
The news came to light in a report by the Mirror, who revealed that Leicester have activated the release clause and are currently in talks with the 30-year-old.
The fee involved in any potential deal does seem incredibly low for a player of Evans’ experience, who at one stage Manchester City wanted to buy.
Brendan Rodgers, who needs an experienced centre-back, should be in touch with West Brom as soon as possible to offer the £3million which will allow the Hoops to begin talks.
When you consider that just last season the Hoops spent £4.5million on Olivier Ntcham, the money should be no object.
If you were Evans, who would you rather play for, a Leicester side that’s going nowhere in the middle of the Premier League, or a Hoops side which could be in the Champions League next season?
Perhaps Rodgers could persuade his fellow Northern Irishman that he could resurrect his career in Glasgow, after all, a move to the Hoops has done wonders for Scott Sinclair and Dedryck Boyata.
A Hoops centre-back pairing of Evans and Kristoffer Ajer sounds like a winning combination, so Rodgers and the Hoops board must do all he can to make this move a possibility.
In other Celtic news, Tom Rogic has revealed why he signed a new deal with the Hoops