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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus sign left back Patrice Evra from Manchester United

Matt King

Saturday brought us the word that Juventus were adding to their Spanish contingent with the addition of Álvaro Morata. Now, Juventus have added to their French Connection, giving Paul Pogba somebody to speak his native tongue with for the next couple of years (Not that our boy Paul has trouble making friends or getting along with people — or animals — at this point in his young life, but I digress.)

Juventus announced on Monday they have made the long-anticipated deal for Manchester United and France fullback Patrice Evra official. The 33-year-old French international with 62 caps to his name has agreed to a two-year contract with the three-time defending Italian champions, adding depth to a left back position that hasn't had much of any the past number of years.


Juventus Football Club can today announce that Patrice Evra has signed a two-year contract with the club after a fee of £1.2 million, to be paid in two separate installments, was agreed with Manchester United.

A further payment of £0.3 million will be made to Manchester United in the event of Juventus qualifying for the 2015/16 Champions League.

There's no word from the official press release as to how much the two-year contract Evra signed is worth, but rumors and/or reports surrounding the deal had Evra slated to make anywhere between €3 million or €4 million a season during his time at Juventus. Not bad for one of the final paychecks a guy will make in his career, huh?

This is what Evra had to say about his move to Turin:

"I believe my transfer to Juventus in this stage of my career is the right thing to do so I can continue challenging myself and strive to improve. Juventus is a great club, and I can't wait to be part of the team and to contribute to the successes that have always been part of their history."

(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)

The question now is how, exactly, Evra will fit into Max Allegri's plans. It could be largely depend on if Juventus' new manager feels that Kwadwo Asamoah is an option in defense or if the Ghanian will be returning to his more natural midfield role in what is expected to be a four-man defense under Allegri. I guess the only way we'll know for sure is when the full contingent of Juve players who were at the World Cup return to Vinovo over the course of the next 10 days.