Barcelona are today preparing to make a shock £12 million bid for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.
The European Champions are keen to bring a new defender to the Camp Nou this summer and Evans is now understood to be their number one target.
Evans, 21, was without doubt one of the best defenders in the Premier League last season, making over 30 appearances for Manchester United. He was even nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award as a result of some outstanding displays in the heart of the United defence.
It is perhaps significant recognition for Evans that a club like Barcelona are willing to cough up £12 million for his services, however I would be extremely surprised if he were to leave Old Trafford in the coming weeks.
He still has a couple more years on his current deal with the Premier League Champions and I should think Sir Alex Ferguson will be able to persuade him to stay. I am positive we still haven’t seen the very best of Evans and I think after this season, given enough first team football, Evans will be worth far more than the £12 million being mentioned at the moment.