West Ham United announce Patrice Evra signing

West Ham insist they will hold talks with manager David Moyes at the end of the season

West Ham insist they will hold talks with manager David Moyes at the end of the season

Patrice Evra will be undergoing a medical test on Wednesday after which the confirmation of his deal with West Ham should follow.

The 36-year-old has been a free agent since French club Marseille released the veteran after an altercation with one of his own fans before a Europa League game against Vitoria Setubal.

The Frenchman also began his professional career in Italy with lower-League sides Marsala and Monza.

He said: "It happened really fast".

Since leaving United in 2014 he'd represent Juventus and the aforementioned Marseille.

The main thing was for me to join West Ham and to help my team-mates to win as many games as we can.

He played for Hammers boss David Moyes when he managed Manchester United. Whether he is set to be used as a regular in the starting XI or as back up to the current options, fans will have to wait and see, but it is something of an exciting and surprising signing for the Hammers to make.

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West Ham United announce Patrice Evra signing

Evra has played 81 times for France, captaining the national team at the 2010 World Cup.

It's a odd one for West Ham, given co-owner David Sullivan's comments in an interview with the Guardian in December.

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Vice-chairman Karren Brady has leapt to the defence of the under-fire owners after being questioned about their perceived lack of spending on players.

James Collins and Jose Fonte are both 34, while first-choice right-back Pablo Zabaleta turned 33 last month. Even when Masuaku returns, the 24-year-old has regularly been pushed into an attacking position, meaning West Ham have been left extremely light at left-back.

Evra was banned from football by UEFA until June 2018 after his kung-fu kick on a supporter last November.

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