Breaking: West Ham United confirm Evra signing
London side, West Ham United have confirmed the signing of former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra on a short-term deal.
The French left-back, who has become a free-agent since his indefinite suspension from Ligue 1 side, Olympique Marseille after kicking a fan of the club in a Europa League game.
After his club suspension, UEFA also banned the player from all European competitive games, however, he will be able to feature in the domestic league with his new club, West Ham.
The Club Manager, David Moyes worked with the experienced player at Old Trafford and his service will be highly invaluable for the hammers as they are short of options due to injuries to major players.
While speaking with the club official website after completing the signing, the veteran defender said: “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 realize 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!”
The 36-year old who claimed five Premier League titles with United alongside two Scudetto with Juventus might be making his debut against Watford on Saturday.