Juventus general director Beppe Marotta speaks out about potential Patrice Evra exit

by Tanveer Arayan

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed Patrice Evra could be about to leave the Serie A club in the January transfer window.

The Frenchman was left out of the squad to face Bologna on Sunday as he has been heavily linked with a return to Manchester United.

He hasn’t been playing regularly at Juventus and The Times claim he’s seeking a return back to Man United, with Jose Mourinho also keen in acquiring his services.

Speaking about the situation, Marotta revealed Evra is considering his future and will have more of an update next week when a decision has been made.

“To start with, Evra has not left yet,” he said. “We just mutually agreed that he would not be called up because he wants to consider his future and so it was right to leave him out.

“It’s right that he thinks about his future, also when you consider his age. We will see what his destiny holds next week, but if he does leave we plan on replacing him with players we already have in our squad.

“[Kwadwo] Asamoah has played full-back for a long time, and we also have [Federico] Mattiello.”

Valencia allegedly begun negotiations for Evra last week and La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Mourinho is open to adding him to the coaching staff at United.

He’s made just six Serie A appearances this term and although there are doubts over his return, he could be the leader Mourinho’s makeshift defence are in desperate need of.

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