This is quite interesting. Dig around up north and there's old Sven dropping a big, big hint that Master Evans might be available for the rest of the season.
That's the way that od Ferret reads the Swedes comments on the official Manchester City website this morning – that he'll be looking to see how the 18-year-old does between now and when “the preparations start for next season”.
In other words, he's not planning on hauling the kid back once the January transfer window opens; that there's a deal to be done there till June.
That will suit Glenn just fine after watching the Welsh Under-21 star try the most audacious of 50-yard lobs at Bloomfield Road last night – deep into injury time, it only fell no more than five yards wide.
It certainly had the legs on it.
Back at Eastlands and Eriksson clearly has an Ishmael Miller-like deal in mind – that like Evans' youth team pal on loan at the Baggies, he stays for the rest of the season.
“What I want to do with players like Ishmael Miller and Ched Evans is that we know they are big talents, but if they can play a lot of League football until the preparations start for next season, I can look at them during pre-season and make a decision to say; 'Shall we keep them or shall well sell them or let them go on loan again?' So that for me is an ideal situation.”
Which could be ideal for Norwich too if the Swede is already thinking he might (a) listen to offers or (b) contemplate a second loan deal for the youngster. Either way the Canaries ought to be now in the box seat for both.
Sven clearly rates the lad. As he does Norwich.
“He's strong; a goalscorer; very brave and a very good talent,” Eriksson told the official City site this afternoon.
“I think it's very good for him to go on loan and play in not just reserve games so we'll see what happens with him. He's at a good club and he has to work hard there and hopefully make the results better for Norwich.”