Bellamy claims Evra will fail to make impact at West Ham United

Patrice Evra made a surprise move on Wednesday when he joined West Ham United on a free transfer.

The Frenchman had been without a club since November after his contract was terminated by Marseille for an altercation with a fan.

Evra was caught on camera kicking a supporter prior to a Europa League game, and as a result, has been banned by UEFA from playing in European competitions until June 2018.

The left-back has been given an opportunity to revive his career thanks to West Ham.

Evra is already familiar with the Premier League having spent eight years at Manchester United, where he experienced plenty of success as part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s team.

The Frenchman won 10 trophies, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

In his final season before leaving Old Trafford for Juventus in 2014, Evra played under manager David Moyes, who is now in charge of the Hammers.

Former Premier League forward Craig Bellamy has put a dampener on the transfer by claiming that, at the age of 36, Evra could struggle at the London Stadium.

During Sky Sports’ broadcast of The Debate, the Welshman said:

“He hasn’t been the same player in the past four or five years. His last year at Juventus was really poor, and he isn’t the same player he was when he worked [under Moyes] four years ago.

“Age catches up with you, and he’s in that position. It’s a great move for him and his experience will be great for a club like West Ham, but I don’t believe they’re going to get much out of him playing-wise.”