Manchester United have confirmed their defender Patrice Evra has left Old Trafford to join Juventus.
A statement on the club’s official website read,” Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United and has agreed to join Juventus after eight-and-a-half years at Old Trafford.”
The French international joined the Red Devils in January 2006 and has been a key figure in the Premier League giants’ back four. He recently signed a new one-year deal in May and has now decided to end his Old Trafford career.
“After a great deal of thought I have decided the time is right for me to leave Manchester United. It is the biggest decision of my career as this club is, and will always remain, in my heart,” Evra told United’s official website.
The left-back’s departure comes just months after other two legends Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand have left United this summer.
Juventus will pay £1.2m in two instalments to United for Evra’s signature. In addition to this, £0.3m will be give if the Italian champions qualify for the 2015-16 season.
“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,” Juventus confirmed in their official website.
“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.”