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Pardew sweating Evans status ahead of January transfer window

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WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion controls the ball under pressure of Marcos Alonso of Chelsea during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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If Alan Pardew is going to lead West Bromwich Albion to Premier League safety, he’ll need all of his stars.

One of those is defender Jonny Evans, who’s become the Baggies back bone since arriving from Manchester United and has earned the eyes of bigger club in England.

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Evans was linked with Arsenal and Manchester City this summer, and Pardew is concerned about what January will bring as both clubs and Liverpool aim to improve their back lines. From Sky Sports:

“I’m never confident when you’ve got great players because other clubs want great players, so your best players are always vulnerable. Johnny Evans is definitely one of them and he is our captain. Do I want to lose him? Of course not. Do I fear losing him? Of course I do.”

Do you think Evans could be sold in January? The 29-year-old Northern Irish back is a prime age for a center back and would surely love to return to European competition.

The Baggies are at lowly Swansea on Saturday for what already feels like a proper relegation six-pointer.

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