It’s the January transfer season and the frantic race to sign players is in full swing. Sunderland have started contributing to the mix by signing defender Jonny Evans from Manchester United on loan for the rest of the season.
Sunderland are third from bottom in the English Premier League with just 17 points from 21 matches. In the first few weeks of the season, Roy Keane’s side were going pretty sromg but have somehow lost their way with the withering of form. While they have often failed to score, their main problem is their defence, which has conceded a massive 40 goals. That is the area Keane has underlined as the main department to strengthen this month and that is why he has brought back Evans.
Evans was also on loan to the Black Cats for the second half of last season, when Sunderland won the Championship to gain promotion to the Premier League. Keane believes the 20-year Northern Ireland international defender could be a rock at the back and rescue the sinking ship.
This is what Keane says about the player:
”We agreed with United yesterday for Jonny Evans to come up. He is here this morning and available for tomorrow, so that’s a start. Jonny did very well for us last year. I spoke to him yesterday and am looking forward to seeing him this morning.”