As reported by ESPN, former Manchester United star Patrice Evra has joined West Ham on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
Evra, who is a free agent, has been without a club since he was sacked by Marseille in November, after he kicked out at a fan who he claimed was abusing him before their Europa league defeat to Vitoria. The left-back was banned from UEFA competition for the rest of the season, but he is eligible to play in the Premier League.
Despite this background, West Ham manager David Moyes has decided to bring in Evra because of his experience, and to help fill the gaps in his squad caused by injuries.
West Ham sit currently 12th in the Premier League but are within 3 points of the drop zone.
Evra is, of course, no stranger to the Premier League, having played for Manchester United between 2006 and 2014, during which period he won the league 5 times, the Champions league and the League Cup on three occasions. He was also capped for France 81 times.
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