PSG and Monaco battle to sign Evra - time to go back to France?

Reports in the British press state that the Ligue 1 powerhouses are both ready to offer the Manchester United defender a four-year contract.

With Patrice Evra’s contract with only six months left to run, reports in the press have been rife with speculation over the player’s future at Manchester United.

With David Moyes a keen admirer of Leighton Baines and expected to try and sign the England international in the January transfer window, the Premier League champions have a decision to make regarding Evra.

The British press are reporting today that both Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are willing to offer the left-back four-years contracts to bring him back to France.

The salary on offer is believed to be as much as £8 million a year, with the defender set to be given the option to finish his career in his homeland and with a bumper pay day.

It is highly unlikely that United would offer Evra a deal worth as much money, and they certainly will not be willing to give him an extended contract longer than one, or maybe two years maximum.

It is the Old Trafford club’s policy to only offer one-year extensions to players in their thirties, but they did make an exception by rewarding Michael Carrick a two-year deal recently.

If the offers from PSG and Monaco are legitimate and on the table in January, you could not blame Evra for ending his affiliation with United and returning to France.

It could be a good transition by signing Baines in January and having the more-experienced Evra at the club for the rest of the season before departing for a new challenge, and allowing the Everton man to become first-choice.

United could still use Evra next season but it is unlikely that he would want to sit on the bench behind Baines, or be willing to turn down a lucrative French offer to sign a one-year deal with the English champions.

As such, the writing seems to be on the table for Evra, with it appearing to be time for a return to France in the summer.

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