'He asked the group': Stuart Pearce shares whose idea it was to sign Patrice Evra for West Ham United

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes (R) and his assistant Stuart Pearce (L) gesture on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur...

Evra has moved to West Ham United on a short-term deal.

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes (R) and his assistant Stuart Pearce (L) gesture on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur...

Stuart Pearce has revealed to Talksport whose idea it was to sign Patrice Evra for West Ham United.

Evra made the surprise move to east London on Wednesday, having been without a club since last November.

The 36-year-old, who had his Marseille contract terminated after aiming a kick at one of his own fans before a Europa League game, played under West Ham manager David Moyes at Manchester United.

And when asked how the move come about, Pearce - the West Ham assistant coach - replied: "Well, you know, David brought it up to the group and when he asked the group - when I say the group I'm talking about the coaching staff - everyone saw it as a real positive to bring him to the group.

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes looks on before the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at the American Express...

"You're bringing a top character into the group that who will certainly benefit the squad, I think."

Evra, who is eligible to play for West Ham despite concerns he would be banned, is reported by the Manchester Evening News to have once fallen out with Moyes over a bacon sandwich. However, it would appear that the pair have buried the hatchet.

Patrice Evra of Manchester United celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on...

The Frenchman arrives at West Ham in the midst of Arthur Masuaku's suspension, and is expected to compete with Aaron Cresswell for a first team place over the coming weeks.

Will Evra prove a worthwhile signing for West Ham United?

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