Jonny Evans close to agreeing new Leicester deal


Jonny Evans joined Leicester from West Brom in 2018.

Jonny Evans might sign a new deal with Leicester prior to completion of the year.

The defender’s present contract ends in the summer however talks over a fresh two-year offer are at a sophisticated phase.

Boss Brendan Rodgers stated: “I’m speaking with the club it’s quiteclose We’re very enthusiastic very soon we’ll be able to settle that contract.

” It might be faster than that (January), we’ll just wait and see. I understand the agents of Jonny and the club are very close.

“If it’s this year, great, if it’s the new year hopefully it’ll be very early.”

Rodgers had actually constantly been positive that the three-time Premier League winner would sign a new deal.

Evans, 32, joined from West Brom for ₤ 3.5 million in 2018 and has played 87 times for the Foxes, scoring two times.

He returned from suspension to aid Leicester beat Tottenham 2-0 on Sunday and raise them to second in the Premier League.

Evans’ impending new deal is more good news with the club due to move to their new ₤ 100million training school this week.

The first team will train at the center, which has a private nine-hole golf course, for the first time on Christmas Eve.

Rodgers added: “The players have a remarkable leisure area, they can sit outside and have their tea and coffee.

” There are spaces for them so when they train in the early morning they can have their lunch and after that have a sleep and train in the afternoon.

“There are analysis hubs where they can analyse their game and an indoor area – and if the weather is nice and they’re allowed they can have a bit of golf.”

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