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Caglar Soyuncu has won a lot of acclaim for his performances at the back for Leicester City this season, but Jonny Evans arguably deserves just as much praise.
The 32-year-old has performed exceptionally well in defence, helping the Foxes to third in the Premier League. He has been part of a backline that has conceded 28 goals in 29 appearances, the third-best record in the division (per WhoScored), and has undoubtedly played a huge role in that brilliant feat.
Evans has won 2.8 aerial duels per league game this term, an average only Soyuncu can beat (3.1) from Leicester’s squad, while he has also made the most clearances with 4.8. Without a doubt, the central defender has been solid, prompting Graeme Souness to suggest that he would easily get into the starting XI of his former club Manchester United.
“He walks into the Manchester United team for me when you look at what United have at the back,” the Liverpool legend said on Sky Sports (via Metro) back in September. “He can make passes, senses danger. He’s all round a top class centre-half for me.”
Has Jonny Evans been a good signing?
Evans has a contract until 2021, but the Northern Ireland international looks at home at the King Power, settled in a defence that has looked elite at times this season. As well as that, Leicester look well on course to securing a Champions League spot, making the club a place where players surely want to be at.
So considering everything, it has to be only a matter of time before the Foxes offer Evans a contract extension — and you would expect him to sign it given the current environment.
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