George Evans became Frank Lampard’s fifth signing for Derby County as he joined the club from fellow Championship side Reading.
The 24-year-old, who was at the Manchester City academy during Lampard’s time at the club, had an impressive campaign for Reading in 2016/17 marshalling the midfield.
The midfielder, the son of former City player and physio Ronnie Evans, followed in his dad’s footsteps, signing for City as a six-year-old and worked his way up through the ranks.
In September 2015, Evans made his first-team debut in City’s 4-1 win against Sunderland in the League Cup. In doing so, he became the second player in history to represent the club in every age group, after Chris Chantler.
Following loan spells with Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United and Walsall, Evans left City for Reading on a permanent deal in 2016.
With two goals in 43 total appearances last season, Evans sees himself as more of a defensive-minded player. He is known for his intelligence and ability to read the game as well as his cool-headedness when in possession.
With his move to Pride Park Stadium, Evans will further his development under another of the game’s best midfielders, Frank Lampard, who the former City man has said is a player he most looks up to.