- Match Analysis
The former Manchester United star, Patrice Evra is back in the English Premier League.
The French left-back who was a free agent has now signed for West Ham United on a deal until the end of the season.
Evra has been without a club since November, when his contract was terminated by Marseille. The left-back lashed out at a fan before a Europa League group stage game at Vitoria Guimaraes in November, he aimed a kick at a man’s head following an argument with a group of travelling fans during the warm-up and was punished by the Ligue 1 club as well as Uefa. According to Evra’s ban, the defender cannot compete in Uefa competitions for the remainder of the season but he is eligible to play in the Premier League.
The former France international has signed a deal until the end of the campaign as he reunites with David Moyes following the Scot’s short-lived tenure at Manchester United in 2013-14.
Evra after joining West Ham said:
“It’s amazing to be back and I am thankful to West Ham for giving me the opportunity to do my job,”
“I’m just happy to be here, it’s really simple. You don’t realise how lucky you are – just to wake up this morning and know I am going to train with my new team-mates made me smile. It happened really fast. My agent called me and told me I needed to come back to London as quick as I could and I had a nice meeting with the manager, who I know from Manchester United, of course, and I met the chairman, so it was really easy.
“When you have to make a deal and money is not the issue, the deal could be done in five minutes. The main thing was for me to join West Ham and to help my teammates to win as many games as we can. It was the fastest thing I have done in my life, because both parties wanted to work together, so it was very easy to make an agreement.”
The 36-year-old made 273 Premier League appearances during an eight-year spell at Manchester United before leaving for Juventus in 2014.