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Evans is not joining Everton: Martinez

Evans is not joining Everton: Martinez

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will miss the Group F leaders' Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Greece on Thursday through injury

Everton Boss Roberto Martinez has denied reports about Everton signing Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

The reports suggested that United is looking to cash in on the Northern Ireland international and Goodison Park was his destination.

Martinez told reporters: “It’s not true. There’s nothing. I always said I’m not going to be commenting publicly on any of the names that have been shared around but I can tell you clearly that there is nothing true in that story.

“Whoever started circulating these rumours must have had their own reasons for doing so. As far as Evertonians are concerned, James is a vital asset who will serve the club for a long time.”, Martinez added when asked about James McCarthy’s departure from the club.

Jonny Evans is one of those defender who have come through the ranks but it seems that Louis van Gaal isn’t particularly happy with his performance.

The 25-year-old defender will have more competition from the next season as Red devils are looking forward to sign a new Centre Back. This will leave Evans as a fourth choice defender after Jones and Smalling who are looking forward to a long-term partnership with the club which is missing after the departure of Vidic and Ferdinand.

With Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett too lining up for more first-team football, it seems like the right time for Evans to exit.

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