Man Utd ‘will let Evra join Juventus’
Patrice Evra could be allowed to join Juventus, ESPN has reported, as Manchester United won’t stand in the left-back’s way if he decides he wants to leave the club.
It’s said that the 33-year-old’s family are unhappy in Manchester and United will let the France international go if it’s the best thing for his family - despite Evra signing a new contract as recently as May.
Juventus are said to be keen on the veteran, who would be sold on the cheap due to his age. Evra has experience of Italian football, having played for Marsala and Monza early in his career before returning to France with Nice. From there he joined Monaco and, in 2006, switched to United.
United have signed England international Luke Shaw from Southampton, paying £27m for the young full-back, but have recently let Fabio da Silva and Alex Buttner leave. If Evra was to follow suit then United could move for a left-sided defender to back-up and rival Shaw.
Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic have also left United this summer, Vidic going to Juve’s rivals Inter, and between them the trio were three of United’s regular back four over the last few years.
Evra has five Premier League titles and the Champions League to his name from his time at United, among other trophies, having played more than 350 games for the Red Devils.
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