West Brom Boss Tony Pulis Laughs Off the Idea New Captain and Star Defender Could Leave the Club
West Brom manager Tony Pulis has insisted that star man Jonny Evans won't be going anywhere this summer.
Albion's star defender has just been handed the captain's armband by Pulis, and the Welshman does not want to entertain any offers for Evans. Not Leicester City, not anybody.
The former Manchester United man look very solid last season for the Baggies, and helped his side to a 10th-placed finish, which arguably could have been better if not for a poor run of form towards the end.
The Foxes tried to test West Brom's resolve with a £10m offer, but that was swiftly rejected - they then went on to sign Harry Maguire from Hull.
On the eve of the sides' game in the Premier League Asia Trophy, Pulis said firmly, as quoted by the Express & Star: "Jonny Evans is staying at West Bromwich Albion football club. There is no doubt about that.
"Jonny will be our captain next season. I’ve spoken to Jonny earlier in pre-season, he had a fantastic year last year and we’re hoping he steps up. He’s never been given this responsibility before.
"As I’ve said to him, I don’t want him to just be captain on the pitch, I want him to be the captain around the ground as well, look after the players and the dressing room for me."
Evans takes the armband after previous captain Darren Fletcher left the club on a free transfer to join Stoke City last month.