Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Patrice Evra nears Premier League return with West Ham medicals scheduled

Patrice Evra nears Premier League return with West Ham medicals scheduled

Sky Sports News understands Everton were also interested in the former Manchester United, Juventus and Monaco left-back but the player favoured a move to London.

West Ham United have confirmed that Patrice Evra has joined the club until the end of the current campaign.

Evra had been a free agent after being sacked by Marseille late previous year, and the player has suggested that he feels fortunate to be getting a second opportunity to feature in English football's top flight.

Patrice Evra of Manchester United celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on.

He said: "It happened really fast. He's an uncle for everyone".

Evra's career has been dogged by controversy, not all of his making.

"Everyone's sole focus is on trying to achieve results for West Ham United".

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After that match, Pique's tone when talking about Espanyol infuriated rival fans and prompted an official complaint by the club. Leganes and Getafe could not manage more than a 0-0 draw in the derby between rivals based just south of Madrid .

The 36-year-old, who is known as one of footballs most happy-go-lucky stars, has been out of football since, but has been given a lifeline by West Ham.

"We have to take a look at the age of the players we're signing. They won't be 32".

James Collins and Jose Fonte are both 34, while first-choice right-back Pablo Zabaleta turned 33 last month.

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.

He was not banned from playing for Marseille in domestic games, but they still chose to terminate his contract "by mutual consent".

Evra received a ban for the incident, which means he can not play in any UEFA tournaments.

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