By Alex Taylor
Arsenal are reportedly lining up a £15million move for Jonny Evans – and their fans on Twitter were unimpressed.
The 28-year-old Premier League winner still has three years remaining on his current deal at the Hawthorns but could be tempted by a return to a top-four club.
Evans was integral player for the Baggies last season, featuring in 34 games in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing one assist.
He signed for West Brom for £8million from Manchester United last year but his impressive performances have seen the club almost double his valuation.
Evans impressed at Euro 2016 and has undoubted pedigree after graduating from the United academy to be a key squad man under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
But Arsenal fans were underwhelmed at the possibility of their club signing the Northern Ireland international. Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— PapaBeats III ™ (@PapaBeats) July 31, 2016
Arsene Wenger apparently interested in a £16million move for Jonny Evans. Beginning to wonder if he hates Arsenal as much as we do?
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) July 31, 2016
Did Wenger really bid £16m for Jonny Evans?
— The True Geordie (@TrueGeordieNUFC) July 31, 2016
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) July 31, 2016
A man said 16m for Jonny Evans…. Senility has kicked in. Ship him off to a care home. ???
— Logan Sama (@djlogansama) July 31, 2016
If we sign Jonny Evans for £15M when Mustafi is available for just over £20M, then the banter era for this club will actually have peaked.
— Jono (@JonoAFC) July 30, 2016
Remember Jonny Evans?!
— Thizzle (@RedDevil09) July 21, 2016
Arsene Wenger, the only man who would moan about the lack of value in the transfer market, before bidding £16m for Jonny Evans. JONNY EVANS.
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) July 31, 2016
The defender also has an impressive disciplinary record, receiving no red cards and just four yellow cards in the whole of the 2015/16 Premier League campaign.
If the move were to go through it would represent Arsenal’s second defensive signing in the close-season, having already secured the signature of Rob Holding from Bolton.