Birmingham City Set To Miss Out On £450,000-Rated Playmaker

Birmingham City look as if they’re going to miss out on Bristol Rovers’ Antony Evans, with the Gas accepting a bid from League One Rivals Huddersfield Town, according to BristolLive.

The Terriers have displayed a long-standing interest in the midfielder and are now expected to complete the signing of the 25-year-old, fending off rival competition in the process.

After yet another strong showing for the Gas last term, Evans has proved himself as an ultra-consistent asset over the last few seasons.

A standout year during the 2021/22 season, where Rovers would gain promotion to the third tier, has been followed by two very productive seasons in League One, the latter being especially eye-catching. With six goals and six assists last term from midfield for a mid-table side, the 25-year-old could well take his level up a notch with a side chasing automatic promotion.

Bristol Rovers could only manage a 15th place finish last term and some major outgoings in January did somewhat disrupt there season. Nonetheless, Evans’ strong performances were rather constant throughout, which has attracted interest from some of the league’s more ambitious sides.

Huddersfield will be looking to gain an immediate promotion back to the Championship following their 23rd-placed finish last season and with the playmaker bringing proven League One quality, he’d certainly boost their chances of doing that. It has not been plain sailing for the Terriers in their pursuit of signing the midfielder however, with Birmingham City trying to hijack the deal late on.

Sources had revealed to The Real EFL that the Blues were trying to make a late move for Evans but they’re now set to miss out, with Bristol Rovers accepting a bid for the 25-year-old.

According to BristolLive, the bid is believed to be around the £450,000 mark which will significantly boost the Gas’ funds for the rest of the window. After a number of attractive signings so far this summer, expect a few more names through the doors at the Memorial Stadium and there’s plenty to like about the club’s current direction.

Writer’s View

Despite the late interest from Birmingham, Huddersfield are going to get one of their key transfer targets. After a string of strong showings over the last few seasons, Evans is yet to reach his ceiling and even better is still expected from the midfielder.

The signing further enhances the Terriers’ automatic promotion claims and they look in a decent position to potentially seal an immediate promotion back to the Championship. The signings of Lasse Sorensen, Herbie Kane and Mickel Miller are all very positive ones and Evans can be added to that list now.

There’s certainly looks to be a project building under Michael Duff and bringing in a number of proven League One players looks to give a clear indication of their direction.

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