By David Woods

23rd Mar, 2018 | 10:07am

Everton must trigger reported £3m clause for 6ft 2in title-winner to replace player fans hate


Everton have a big problem at the back, with Ashley Williams having a disastrous season and drawing hugely negative reactions from the fans.

The 33-year-old centre-back has had a season to forget and admitted as much in a recent BBC interview.

He said the season was almost over and they had to put in behind them and move on, but his comments did not go down well at all with Everton fans.

They piled in with some huge criticism for the player they think is the biggest part of the Everton problems this season, with one saying he was a “joke of a footballer”.

There’s some real hatred there and there’s no coming back for Williams.

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Everton need to move him on in the summer and there’s a readymade solution who would be the perfect fit if West Brom get relegated.

Jonny Evans has won the Premier League three times with Man United and is still performing at the top of his game, despite West Brom’s troubles.

The proof? Man City and Arsenal were said to be interested in him in January, and now Tottenham have been linked with a player who reportedly would be available for just £3m if his side get relegated.

That release clause represents a serious bargain and it’s no wonder that top Premier League clubs are sniffing around.

Tottenham wouldn’t be able to offer him first-team football though. He would just be a back-up even if Spurs do move Toby Alderweireld on.

Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Pochettino’s new favourite Juan Foyth would all be ahead of him in the pecking order and at 30-years-old Evans needs regular first-team football.

Sam Allardyce can offer him that and build a team in the summer safe in the knowledge that Evans can command the backline and instil confidence in the men in front of him – and the goalkeeper behind.

If he can seal a deal for Evans, it could turn out to be the bargain of the summer.

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