Manchester United’s Patrice Evra has signed a contract with Juventus and the deal will soon be announced according to reports.
Gianluca Di Marzio, who has been leading the way with the Evra story since first breaking the news last week, has said the contract was signed and sent by email as Evra is currently away on holiday in Los Angeles.
Evra, 33, will join Juventus on a two-year deal where he is expected to earn roughly €7m and the move is thought to have appealed to Evra because of the guarantees of first-team football, something he would have no longer had at Manchester United thanks to the arrival of Luke Shaw.
Few expected Evra to be leaving this summer following the announcement of a one-year contract extension but the automatic extension of the Frenchman’s contract may have simply been a way for United to ensure he didn’t leave on a free transfer like Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.
It will be a sad day when the Evra deal is announced by United as Evra is a genuine fans’ favourite and his exit means United would have lost Giggs, Evra, Vidic and Ferdinand from the playing squad in the same season.