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Premiership : Manchester United: Patrice Evra joins Juventus for £1.2m

Patrice Evra has completed a £1.2m move to Juventus from Manchester United.

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The France left-back, 33, has signed a two-year contract with the Italian champions, ending his eight-and-a-half-year stint at Old Trafford.

“Playing for Manchester United has been a privilege, a dream come true, and my time there has been so memorable,” he said.

Evra joined United in January 2006 from Monaco for £5.5m and won five Premier League titles.

He signed a one-year extension to his contract in May but asked to leave when Juventus approached United over his availability.

Evra would have been competing for a starting berth next season against £27m signing Luke Shaw.

“After a great deal of thought I have decided the time is right for me to leave,” Evra said.

“It is the biggest decision of my career as this club is, and will always remain, in my heart.”

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Premiership : Patrice Evra : Likely to Join Juventus After Asking to Leave

Patrice Evra has asked Manchester United to be allowed to leave and end eight successful years at Old Trafford due to personal reasons, with the Frenchman effectively forcing through an expected £2m move to Juventus.

Patrice Evra

At the close of last season United exercised an option on Evra’s contract to extend his stay at the club for a further year. While the 33-year-old has not made an official transfer request, Evra asked that the United should not stand in his way, a request to which the club have reluctantly acceded.

The left-back has decided that, due to his wife wishing to move away from the area, the time is right to end a United career in which he has won five Premier Leagues, the Champions League and three League Cups.

Juventus are expected to pay £2m for him and offer around £55,000 a week in what will be an initial two-year deal.

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