Patrice Evra ... come on down?
According to ESPN FC and reports out of the wonderful world of England, Evra has made it perfectly clear where he wants to play next season. Hint: It's not at Old Trafford. And because United won't be playing in Europe next season, it won't be as a visiting player in the Champions League, either.
Patrice Evra is getting closer to sealing a move to Juventus after the Italian club made an approach for him and the left-back informed Manchester United he would like to leave.
The France international has not submitted a transfer request but United are conscious that he has family reasons for wanting to quit Old Trafford, sources told ESPN FC.
The 33-year-old's wife is believed to be unhappy in Manchester and, although he only signed a new contract in May, he is ready to bring his eight-year stay at Old Trafford to an end.
And for further confirmation Evra wants to roll out of Manchester and add some more Italian food to his life...
Patrice Evra has asked to leave @ManUtd but has stopped short of handing in a transfer request http://t.co/aIxxXQVuaq pic.twitter.com/y4Mh8ey9SW— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 10, 2014
The transfer fee for Evra ranges from €2 million to €4 million depending on who says what. Same goes for the rumored price of Evra's wages at Juventus, with things being anywhere between €3.5-to-€4 million a season. Which is ya know, not exactly cheap by any stretch of the imagination.
Evra, along with Álvaro Morata and Juan Iturbe, was one of the three transfers Gianluca Di Marzio outlined as Juve wanting to wrap up in the very near future. With Morata rumored to be on the brink of taking his medical and Iturbe's fee reportedly agreed upon, it looks as though all three of said targets will be sporting some new Juventus training gear in the near future.
Yep, Evra-to-Juventus, is probably happening, people.
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