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Good Evans! Jonny shock 12m target for Barca after United block Vidic bid
Published : 04 Aug 2009 15:43:30Rss feed
Barcelona are planning an audacious move for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. The La Liga club sounded out a move for Nemanja Vidic earlier this summer but were given short shrift by Sir Alex Ferguson. Now Barcelona are set to turn their attentions to Northern Ireland centre-back Evans, who enjoyed a prolonged spell in the United first team last season. Evans, 21, proved a capable deputy when Rio Ferdinand and Vidic were injured. Now Catalan giants Barcelona are plotting a £12million raid for the United star. Gerard Pique left United in 2008 to move to the Nou Camp and he has thrived in Spain since - winning the Champions League final against United last season. But they face a fight to lure Evans away from Old Trafford - his contract expires in 2011. Ferguson has told the youngster he can expect more first team action if he stays with the club.