West Ham fans responded with mixed opinions on Twitter after West Ham announced they had signed Patrice Evra on a free transfer.
The 36-year-old left-back returns to the Premier League for a final hurrah in his career after he was sacked by Marseilles after kicking a fan in the hand late last year.
The news was made official by West Ham on their Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon.
Welcome Patrice! https://t.co/qnWvOEgpMc
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) February 7, 2018
However, fans are overly enthused by Evra because of his age.
Some fans think it’s a big step backwards for the club and another said that season ticket commitments are longer than the contracts these days, after Evra was given a three-month contract.
Another said that it was a sign that West Ham were headed for the Championship but not everyone was so uncharitable.
Here is a selection of the reactions from Hammers fans on hearing the news:
I LOVE THIS CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) February 7, 2018
The season tickets are a longer commitment than the player contracts lately…
— Canning Town Len (@CanningTownLen) February 7, 2018
Two granddads at full backs but I still love them ????
— georgia knaggs (@gknaggs7) February 7, 2018
Now I want Sami nasri and Alex song please
— Sam Krueger ⚒ (@SamKrueger_) February 7, 2018
This is a new low even for us ????
— Simon Dawkins (@simondawkins23) February 7, 2018
We hate the board.
— MRSWHU1 (@MrsWHU) February 7, 2018
David Sullivan in December "We will have to bring in two or three in January. They won’t be old journeymen, they will be young players. They won’t be 32.”
— harvey wickham (@ratabat) February 7, 2018
Been a top player over the years. Although this brings the age of our FB up to about 160!! Hardly the young players that Sullivan was quoted as saying we would buy
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) February 7, 2018
Yessss. Knew I'd get use out of this shirt again pic.twitter.com/FtKqA1c1XR
— West Hαm Sociαl (@WestHamSocial) February 7, 2018
Awesome just need a time machine back to about 2011 and we've got the best full back partnership going
— Exeter Hammer (@exeterhammers) February 7, 2018
You know it’s February 7th right? April 1st is like 2 months away guys. Talk about jumping the gun
— Dan Storey (@DapperDan) February 7, 2018
— limon (@YeldarLeahcim) February 7, 2018
Just what we need. An old left back. David Sullivan really hasn’t got a clue.
— AllSportsView (@AllSportsView) February 7, 2018
Evra could go straight into the first team against Watford on Saturday, in the 3pm kick-off.
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