Jonny Evans says Harry Maguire deserves new deal

Leicester City defender Jonny Evans thinks that his teammate Harry Maguire deserves his new deal at the club. Maguire signed a new five-year deal with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium till 2023.

Evans however, is not very pleasant about his lack of playing time at Leicester. The Northern Ireland international joined Leicester City from West Bromwich Albion this summer on a three-year deal. His transfer fee was £3.5 million. However, he has played only two of Leicester City’s four matches this season. Evans started in Leicester’s Premier League match against Wolves and their League Cup match against Fleetwood.

He said, “I’ve not maybe played as many minutes as I would have liked but I’m experienced enough to know that the best way to get in the team is by playing better. I can take the performances against Israel and the game tomorrow night to try and improve, that’s always the challenge for any player.”

Regarding Harry Maguire’s contract extension, Jonny Evans said, “You could sort of tell that that might happen. You can tell he loves the club. He’s been playing very well for the club over the last year, he’s gone on to play for England and has been fantastic. I think when things are going well in your career like that it’s important to keep that stability in your game. He’s done the right thing and already all the lads are texting him saying congratulations.”

Evans started in Northern Ireland’s UEFA Nations League opener against Bosnia and Herzegovina and played the entirety of the match. Northern Ireland lost the match 2-1. Bosnia took the lead in the 36th minute through a Haris Duljevic. Then, Elvis Saric doubled their lead in the 64th minute. Will Grigg’s goal in stoppage-time was a mere consolation for the Green and White Army.

Northern Ireland’s play Israel in a friendly at Belfast today.

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