George Evans arrives at the STōK Cae Ras as Wrexham’s first signing of Transfer Deadline Day, moving up north to join the Club from Championship side Millwall.
A well-versed midfielder, who is equally comfortable playing at the heart of defence, Evans has appeared over 140 times in the Championship and will bring a plethora of high-level experience to an already talented side.
Evans came through the ranks at local side Manchester City, having joined the Club’s academy in 2003 – spending thirteen years with City before departing the club on a permanent basis in 2016.
During his time in the Citizens’ academy, he went on to play for England’s Under-17 side, earning four caps for The Three Lions’ youth side in 2011.
The 28-year-old also went on to appear for England’s Under-19 side in 2012, before embarking on his first senior loan in 2013 for Crewe Alexandra. In total, he appeared 23 times, scoring once.
Later loan spells at Scunthorpe and Walsall followed, as the midfielder further established himself in the EFL.
After departing from Manchester in 2016, he moved to Reading during the January Transfer Window, taking the step up to play Championship football.
He was a part of the Reading side that made the 2016/17 play-off final, playing in the heart of midfield for Jaap Stam’s side as they came incredibly close to gaining promotion to the Premier League, eventually losing on penalties.
Over the course of his time in Berkshire, which spanned three seasons, Evans played over 60 times for the Royals.
The midfielder then moved on to Derby, for a reported seven-figure fee at the time, having proven himself in the Championship during his time at Reading.
Having joined the Rams, he played under Frank Lampard, Phillip Cocu and Wayne Rooney during his time at Pride Park, with Evans playing an important role in the 2018-19 season where Derby reached the play-off final against Aston Villa.
This isn’t the first Deadline Day deal that Evans has been involved in, as after over three seasons of service for the Rams, Evans joined Millwall on February 1, 2021.
Evans played an important part for Millwall in the Championship, making more than 40 appearances in the league during his first two seasons at The Den.
The 28-year-old joins Wrexham having already played twice in the Championship this season and is set to play an important role with his experience and quality at the heart of midfield for Phil Parkinson’s side.