Man Utd's Evans would be big Barcelona success

Northern Ireland legend Gerry Armstrong says Manchester United defender Jonny Evans would be a great success at Barcelona.

Northern Ireland legend Gerry Armstrong says Manchester United defender Jonny Evans would be a great success at Barcelona.

The Catalan giants have made no secret of their desire to bring Evans to the Nou Camp and would part with £12million to do it. However, Spanish football pundit Armstrong believes Evans has already proven his worth to United.

“Jonny has been superb for Manchester United and it’s no surprise he is attracting attention like this,” former Tottenham and Real Mallorca star Armstrong told the Belfast Telegraph.

“Jonny is great on the ball and is so versatile — being able to play anywhere across the back four or even midfield.

“He would be a massive hit in Spain, just like Gerard Pique who went from United to Barca in similar circumstances last year.

“However, Sir Alex Ferguson has Jonny earmarked as Rio Ferdinand’s long-term replacement and is far too highly thought of to be sold. Jonny is also worth much more £12million now.”

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