Former Manchester United star Patrice Evra joins West Ham on free transfer

Wednesday 7th February , 2018 4:06 pm

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Patrice Evra.

The former Manchester United defender has joined the Hammers on a contract until the end of June 2018.

Evra, who will wear the No27 shirt at the London Stadium, worked with manager David Moyes during his time at Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old was a free agent having been sacked by Marseille earlier in the season following an altercation with a supporter.

Evra was hit with a seven-month ban from UEFA competitions in November but is free to play in domestic fixtures.

West Ham needed to bolster a squad decimated by injuries to a host of key players.

Most of those injuries are in midfield and attack, although left wing-back Arthur Masuaku is still suspended for the next four matches for spitting in the recent FA Cup defeat at Wigan.

Evra told the club website: “I’m really happy to be a Hammer, to be back in the Premier League and I love this game.

“It’s amazing to be back and I am thankful to West Ham for giving me the opportunity to do my job.

“When I wake up and know I am going to work hard, to have fun with my team-mates and give my best on the pitch, I want to say a massive thanks to West Ham, to the chairman, to the manager to all my team-mates, who have given me a nice welcome, my agent and my brother.

“I’m just happy to be here, it’s really simple. You don’t realise how lucky you are and just to wake up this morning and know I am going to train with my new team-mates made me smile!”

Evra, who won the Premier League five times with United and the Serie A title twice with Juventus, could make his Hammers debut against Watford on Saturday.




Source: Talksport