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Evra is a Hammer

Filed: Wednesday, 7th February 2018
By: Staff Writer

Patrice Evra will wear the #27 shirt after completing a free transfer move to West Ham.

The 36-year-old full back will be thrown straight into the squad to face Watford this wekeend having joined United for the remainder of thecurrent campaign.

News of Evra's arrival was confirmed in a statement published on the club's website this afternoon (Wedensday). "West Ham United are pleased to confirm the signing of the vastly-experienced Patrice Evra on a short-term contract," it read.

"Capped 81 times by France, the charismatic Evra has won seven league titles and the UEFA Champions League during an illustrious career with AS Monaco, Manchester United and Juventus."

And the player himself - whose most recent competitive outing came four months ago in October 2017 - admitted that he was delighted to be playing in England's top flight once again.

"Itís amazing to be back and I am thankful to West Ham for giving me the opportunity to do my job," he said. "When I wake up and know I am going to work hard, to have fun with my teammates and give my best on the pitch.

"I want to say a massive thanks to everyone who have given me a nice welcome. Iím just happy to be here. You donít realise how lucky you are and just to wake up this morning and know I am going to train with my new team mates made me smile!"

West Ham United's former #27s

1993/94 Paul Marquis
1994/95 Tony Cottee
1995/96 Chris Whyte
1996/97 Rio Ferdinand
1997/98-1999/00 Emmanuel Omoyinmi
2000/01-2003/04 Shaun Byrne
2004/05 Greg Pearson
2005/06 Petr Mikolanda
2006/07-2008/09 Calum Davenport
2009/10 None
2010/11-2012/13 Jordan Spence
2013/14-2014/15 None
2015/16-2016/17 Dimitri Payet
2017/18 Patrice Evra

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