Jonny Evans planning Baggies stay


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West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans has claimed he wants to stay at the club despite Tony Pulis’ recent comments that the club may struggle to keep him.

Pulis admitted that the Midlands outfit may be forced to accept a big bid this summer, with the Northern Ireland international wanted by a number of clubs.

Arsenal were linked with a move last summer and the Gunners could return with a bid this year after missing out on the Champions League.

Despite the speculation, Evans insists he is just focused on his football at the Hawthorns as he tries to help the club kick on next season.

Evans, who is away on international duty at the moment, insists a move abroad is possible but he expects that to be later in his career.

He told Sky Sports News HQ: “Maybe he’s trying to get rid of me – has he had enough? “It gives you confidence when the manager appreciates you.

It shows his belief that you’ve done a good job and hope I can continue doing that for West Brom. “I’ve always been interested by football outside of Britain.

It’s something I’ve always kept an eye on. “When you get asked that question you’re not going to say ‘no I’ll never go there’ because you never know.

But it’s something I’ve thought ‘maybe one day I’ll give it a try’.”

West Brom had a miserable end to the campaign last season despite avoiding relegation and they can be backed at odds of 7.00 with Dafabet to drop down to the Championship.

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