Sport Pardew won't wait till deadline day to sell Evans

01:55  13 january  2018
01:55  13 january  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Why Alan Pardew is the man to get the best out of West Brom's squad

  Why Alan Pardew is the man to get the best out of West Brom's squad West Brom fans have been patient with Alan Pardew. Performances on the pitch have improved and his level-headed honesty has been appreciated. However, the 2-0 win last weekend at home to Brighton was a little overdue. In the current climate, you wouldn’t blame anyone for speculating Pardew’s future already ! That first win was vitally important as it was the validation Baggies fans needed that Pardew is the man for the job. West Brom fans know better than anyone that you don’t get points for playing well. The question is, then, what next for Pardew? We are pretty much halfway through the transfer window and West Brom appear to have made their position clear; they must sell to buy. Unsurprisingly, a few of the ‘big clubs’ are circling Jonny Evans and there has even been speculation that Pardew is willing to let Oliver Burke, who hasn’t looked like a £15 million man just yet, leave, Albion continue to be linked with strikers all around the world and, most recently, have enquired for Tom Cairney to fill the gaping attacking-midfielder hole that has limited them this season, leaving the forward players isolated. All Pardew can do now is keep going. He has made it very clear that Albion will not sell Evans at a time that makes reinvestment difficult. Pardew has the squad to avoid relegation and it seems that his players are settling into his system and, most importantly, grinding out results.

ALAN PARDEW has told Manchester City and Arsenal he won ’ t be selling £35m-rated Jonny Evans on deadline day . GETTY. West Brom boss Alan Pardew won ' t be selling on deadline day .

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West Brom manager Alan Pardew has warned that he won’t be forced to sell Jonny Evans on deadline day.

Pardew has set a cut-off point of three days before the window shuts, if clubs want to make their move to sign the Northern Ireland defender.

Arsenal and Manchester City have been linked with big money moves for the former Manchester United defender, but Pardew will be hoping Evans chooses to remain at the Hawthorns if Albion are to retain their Premier League status.

So far there have been no concrete offers for the Baggies’ captain, however Pardew says that he has had a word with the player on the side. Pardew said;

No bids yet for Evans says Pardew

  No bids yet for Evans says Pardew Alan Pardew says that West Brom have yet to receive an official offer for Jonny Evans. The Albion club captain has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months including Everton, Arsenal and former club Manchester United, and he was heavily linked with Manchester City last summer. The Northern Ireland international has just 18 months left on his current deal at the Hawthorns, and although the club haven’t received an offer yet, Pardew has admitted that the club have made plans for life without Evans. When asked whether West Brom would retain Evans, Pardew said; “It is very much about the bid coming first because there is so much speculation.” “We need to see a bid and we haven’t seen a bid so all I can report is the facts. We haven’t received a bid so Jonny stays here.” Pardew also revealed that the club would have “no problem” with offering a new deal to Evans, but that he would not be involved in potential financial negotiations. He added; “We would give Jonny a new deal – there is no problem about that. I think he is very much aware of that.” “I think it is about the player and the club coming to an agreement. I don’t do that side of the finance but of course we want to keep our best players.” West Brom will need to keep Evans for as long as possible if they are to remain in the Premier League for next season. They are currently on a 20-game winless run in the Premier League, while languishing in 19th place in the league table.

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“I think it would have been inappropriate not to have had him on side and had a word. I think we’ve got a good respect for each other and we looked each other in the eye.”

“The thing with Jonny is not a new thing to this football club – it was going on in the summer. It’s new to me having just come here but it’s been around for while.”

“I had a similar situation with Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle. He was definitely, definitely going – but he didn’t go. I will put a cut-off date on any transfer.”

“That’s why I’d say three or four days before the window shuts and no later if it’s a big transfer of an important player.”

If Albion do sell Evans this month, they’ll be expecting to receive around £35million for him.

Wenger denies Arsenal bid for West Brom defender Evans .
The Gunners boss is keen to make moves in the January transfer window, but has not made an approach for the former Man Utd centre-halfArsene Wenger denied Arsenal are close to welcoming another new face to the Emirates Stadium following reports he is keen on a move for West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.

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