Patrice Evra joins Marseille

He is also a five-time Premier League victor and had two championship medals with Juventus in Serie A.

The 35-year-old defender has signed a one-year-and-a-half at the Stade Velodrome after losing game time at Juve.

Veteran French global defender Patrice Evra signed for Marseille on Wednesday on a free transfer from Juventus on an 18-month contract, the Ligue 1 club announced.

Barclays Premier League side Crystal Palace had been in talks with the ex-Manchester United player earlier this month and another Ligue 1 side, Lyon are interested in singing the player too.

The Frenchman helped the Turin side to consecutive Serie A championships and Coppa Italia triumphs, but had fallen down the pecking order at the club, making just three starts this season.

Evra is the club's second signing of the winter transfer window after the arrival of highly rated young midfielder Morgan Sanson from Montpellier on a long-term deal.

He played for Monaco from 2002-2006 before joining United, helping Monaco reach the Champions League final in 2004.

"With Uncle Pat around, as he is affectionately known, there's been no lack of light-hearted humour, his jokes and authentic imitations of team-mates in the J-Challenge bringing smiles to the faces of supporters and everyone associated with the club".

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