Manchester United`s Patrice Evra joins Juventus

AFP| Updated: Jul 21, 2014, 22:57 PM IST

Manchester United`s France international Patrice Evra has joined Juventus on a two year contract, the two clubs announced on Monday.

The move brings to a close the 33-year-old left back`s eight-and-a-half year stint at Old Trafford.

"After a great deal of thought I have decided the time is right for me to leave Manchester United," the player told United`s website.

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

A Juventus statement read: "Juventus football club can today announce that Patrice Evra has signed a two-year contract with the club after a fee of £1.2million, to be paid in two separate installments, was agreed with Manchester United.

"A further payment of £300,000 will be made to Manchester United in the event of Juventus qualifying for the 2015/16 Champions League."

Evra was part of the France side that made it to the World Cup quarter-finals. four years ago he was the captain who led a team protest.