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Evra may leave Juventus, claims Moratta

2017-01-09 14:59
Patrice Evra (Gallo Images)

Milan - Juventus defender Patrice Evra is considering leaving the Italian champions this month, according to the club's technical director Beppe Moratta.

Speculation suggesting a return to Old Trafford as a player-coach has intensified over the past week, while Valencia has also been mooted as a possible destination for the 35-year-old full-back.

The possible move has been prompted by his lack of game time this season, having only featured for 247 minutes in Massimo Allegri's side since penning a new one-year contract in the off-season.

Nonetheless, Moratta explained before the Bologna match that the France international was left out of the match-day squad with the intention of sorting out his immediate future with the club.

"Evra is still with us. He was not called up by mutual agreement, as he is considering his future," he told Mediaset Premium.

"It's only right he's taking a moment to reflect, as his contract will expire in June, he is 35-years-old going towards 36. We'll see next week.

"I don't think we need to find a replacement, as we have internal options like Kwadwo Asamoah and Federico Mattiello."

Evra who remains a popular figure at Old Trafford was said to be keen on a return in a recent article after leaving United for personal reasons in a move that he now regrets.

The French international recently took to social media to thank the United faithful for displaying a banner in tribute to the  player.

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