By Richard Parks
Tottenham are reportedly lining up a summer move for West Brom defender Jonny Evans – and the club’s supporters on Twitter are furious at the prospect.
The Telegraph claim that Spurs are one of the teams considering activating a £3million release clause in Evans’ deal, which will become active if West Brom are relegated from the top flight.
The Baggies are currently 10 points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League and are heading towards the Championship following a wretched campaign.
The Telegraph report that Tottenham consider Evans, 30, an “attractive proposition” as a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld, whose future is shrouded in doubt after he broke off contract talks with the club.
The Northern Ireland international has a solid track record at West Brom and former club Manchester United, making 232 appearances in the Premier League during his career.
However, Tottenham fans are far from convinced by the centre-back and want their club to steer clear of him and concentrate on agreeing terms with Alderweireld.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I literally give up on Spurs if this deal happens….B a huge step back towards the dark times
— Tron (@TronTromatic) March 22, 2018
Selling Toby and buying Jonny Evans really would be a massive step backwards 🙈😂 god no Levy! #THFC
— Stuart M (@Stu_M26) March 22, 2018
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) March 22, 2018
Wtf are we always looking for the cheap options it’s ridiculous
— John Bailey (@JMBaileyCOYS) March 22, 2018
Stop it 😂
— THE BIG CHEESE (@ROYSTON62) March 22, 2018
Not good enough
— Ian Meth (@shaggy1712) March 22, 2018
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed that the club have ripped up the contract of a defender.