Jonny Evans has signed a new contract at Leicester City which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2023 season.
The 32-year-old’s current deal was set to expire this summer, which would have left him free to talk to other clubs and potentially sign a pre-contract deal, from January 1.
However, the Northern Irishman is an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans and although he has previously been linked with a move to former club Manchester United he is very happy at King Power Stadium.
Sky Sports News reported three weeks ago discussions on a new agreement had started and it is understood that the negotiations went smoothly, after the two sides first moved away on the level of wages.
On the new deal, Evans said LCFC.com: “I am absolutely delighted to have signed. I am delighted to be making a commitment to the club, and delighted that the club has made a commitment to me.
“I love it here since the first day I arrived. It’s a great atmosphere around the square and it’s a club with a lot of ambition.
“The players are ambitious and the signings they’ve made over the years, they’ve signed some hungry young players and it’s been great for me to come up to that and be a part of it.”
Evans joined the West Brom Foxes in June 2018 for £ 3.5million and made 89 appearances for the club, scoring three goals.
Having just spent £ 100million on a new training ground and with a host of injured players returning, the official line is that Leicester are not looking to increase their numbers.
When asked if he’s expecting business in January, manager Brendan Rodgers said: “I don’t believe so. If there’s anything that we think we can really help and improve on, then the club will always consider it. But I don’t think so. there will be anyone who comes for that. “
But given the Foxes’ confidence this term on Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans, stepping up their defensive options would seem prudent.