Evans welcomes Foxes ambition

08 June 2018 05:21:01 EST

Centre-back Jonny Evans is looking forward to helping his new club progress next season, having joined Leicester City from relegated West Bromwich Albion.

The 30-year-old Northern Ireland international has signed a three-year deal with the Foxes, making him their second summer signing after they had previously snapped up Ricardo Pereira from FC Porto.

When this opportunity came up, it's one that I couldn't turn down.

Jonny Evans

And former Manchester United stopper Evans is relishing a fresh opportunity to show what he can do in the Premier League and expects City to be challenging to improve on a ninth-place finish in the season just ended.

He told his new club's official website: "It's great to join and I'm happy it's all gone through. When this opportunity came up, it's one that I couldn't turn down.

"It's an ambitious club, the owners are ambitious and everyone wants to push forward.

"I hope that I can give lots to the team and the club. It's a great place to play football, the fans really get behind the team and the players are fantastic - these are all factors that made me want to sign."

Evans, who has 70 international caps to his name, had been with Albion for three years, having previously spent nearly a decade with Manchester United.

During his time at Old Trafford he won three Premier League titles, as well as two League Cup winner's medals.

Meanwhile, Leicester are available at 8/11 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table next season, while they are 8/1 to claim a top-six finish.

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