Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill claims Jonny Evans is delighted to leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window. The centre-back left Old Trafford and completed a move to West Bromwich Albion on 29 August.
After making a switch to the Hawthorns, the 27-year-old is yet to train with his new club. He joined his national side for their upcoming European championship qualifiers against Hungary and Greece.
Evans saw his first team appearances limited under Louis van Gaal in 2014/15 season. He was further frustrated after receiving a six-match ban for spitting at Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse in March.
The defender will reunite with his former teammates Darren Fletcher, Ben Foster and Anders Lindegaard at his new club. O'Neill claims the latest move will benefit the player as he believes Evans is in a "better place" at West Brom.
"He's delighted that it's been resolved. He's had no real experience of West Brom yet, he's not been in the door and he hasn't trained or anything like that. But I think he's just glad that it was eventually settled," O'Neill said, as reported by the Daily Mail.
"People made a lot of his club situation. It wasn't ideal, not playing football. I look back at the game against Finland and even more so the game against Romania where I thought he was outstanding.
"He came in and played in those games off the back of difficult situations because he had injury problems and he hadn't been playing at Manchester United because of suspension problems.
"I think he's in a better place now before leading into those games, and he still gave us two outstanding performances so I have no concerns with him at all," the Northern Ireland manager explained.
Evans' departure has left the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager with Chris Smalling, Paddy McNair, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo as the first choice centre-backs in the squad. The latter two can also feature in the left-back position.