Patrice Evra set to join West Ham after three months as free agent

6 February 2018, 17:58

West Ham are expected to complete the signing of free agent Patrice Evra on Wednesday, according to Sky sources

West Ham manager David Moyes knows Evra well, the pair having been together at Manchester United during the 2013/14 season.

Sky Sports News understands Everton are also interested in the left-back but he is believed to favour a move to London.

Evra, who spent eight years with United in total, was sacked by Marseille earlier this season and banned by UEFA following an altercation with a supporter.

The former France captain was sent off before Marseille's Europa League defeat against Vitoria on November 2 last year, after lashing out at a supporter who Evra claimed was abusing him.

UEFA charged the 36-year-old under article 15 of their disciplinary regulations, which deals with the misconduct of players, banning him from their club competitions until June 2018.

The ban only relates to UEFA tournaments and does not prevent Evra from playing in any domestic competitions, including the Premier League

Since he was dismissed by Marseille, Evra has posted regular social media updates of himself training to keep up his fitness, as well as spending time in the Middle East.

Evra had joined Marseille in January last year, also on a free transfer, signing an 18-month contract after ending a two-and-a-half-year stint at Juventus.

With Manchester United, the defender made 379 appearances and scored three goals in nine seasons in which he won five Premier League titles, the 2008 Champions League, three League Cups, five Community Shields and the FIFA Club World Cup.