West Brom agree fee for Man United defender as Joleon Lescott nears Aston Villa move

first_imgWest Brom have agreed a fee with Manchester United for defender Jonny Evans who is now scheduled to undergo a medical with the Baggies, talkSPORT understands.The move is likely to trigger Joleon Lescott’s departure from the Hawthorns, who has his heart set on a move closer to home with Albion’s Midlands rivals Aston Villa.It is believed Villa will pay £1m for Lescott, plus add-ons, after Tim Sherwood identified the two-time Premier League winner as his prime defensive transfer target.Evans has found first-team chances hard to come by this season after Red Devils’ manager Louis van Gaal move Daley Blind to centre-back, and it is believed his former United team-mate – and now Baggies captain – Darren Fletcher convinced the 27-year-old to sign.United initially quoted £10m for the Northern Irishman back in May but may demand closer to £12m as the transfer window nears its close. Jonny Evans 1last_img

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