Captain Evans jumps ship

Albion captain Jonny Evans has joined Leicester City for deal expected to be worth around £3.5m. 

The Foxes have activated a relegation release clause in Evans' contract - only a matter of months after the Baggies reportely rejected an offer worth around £15m. 

Speaking after signing his three-year deal Evans said: “I’m happy it’s all gone through and obviously I wanted my future sorted quickly, and this opportunity came up and it was one that I couldn’t turn down really.

“I think it’s an ambitious Club, the owner’s ambitious and everyone involved that I’ve spoken to want to push the Club on."

As part of the deal, Albion will be paid two installments of around £1.75m. 

In total, the Northern Ireland international made 96 appearances for Albion, scoring 5 times.