The Frenchman was offered a shot at redemption by former boss David Moyes after things turned sour for the left-back at Marseille.
The East London club picked the Manchester United legend up on a free transfer yesterday, agreeing a deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the season.
The five-time Premier League champion had his contract terminated by Marseille earlier this season, after an incident which involved an altercation with a fan during the warm up before a Europa League tie.
With ex-United boss David Moyes offering his former player a shot at redemption, Evra cannot wait to repay the faith shown in him by the Scotsman and is buzzing to be back training with a squad again.
Evra will bring some much valued experience to the West Ham dressing room, and the likes of Aaron Cresswell and compatriot Arthur Masuaku will be relishing the opportunity to learn as much as possible from the French veteran.
Despite Evra's experience and footballing pedigree, however, his addition to the squad has been met with a mixed reception from the Hammers fans.
Some appear to be delighted at the capture and took to Twitter to express their delight, hoping that he can inject some of his optimism into the squad. Others, have simply ridiculed the signing, and cannot seem to understand why Moyes is taking a punt on the 36-year-old who has barely played any football this season.
Class lb good signing for west ham if you follow him on Insta you can see his hard work— K-Z (@kikobibi321) 7 February 2018
Inject some of that wonderful positive energy into WHU every day please— Mary (@ZaynafamilyMary) 8 February 2018
I’d be smiling too if I was waking up to a £10.7k per day contract :D ! Give 100% and be seen giving 100%, and you’ll go down well. @Evra— Dan Grudec (@WestHamDreamer) 8 February 2018
Be interesting to see where Moyes plays him in our formation ... Can’t go Wing Back at 36 surely ? Cover for Left side of 3 centre backs ?— Si Juster ⚒ (@JusterCR8) 8 February 2018
Really looking forward to the 4 games he'll play for us— Ňîmåjņëb (@BenWHUnited) 8 February 2018
yet another loan/freebie, old at that and with an attitude problem, great signing G&S! i guess being a bit more ambitious is too far a stretch for you guys, lets hope it works.— Damo WHU Evans (@WH_Damo) 8 February 2018
Happy .... I bet he is .... what mugs we are .... way past his best and now trying to get fit for Prem .... will be skinned in his first game and never seen again !— Steve Davis (@RUsureIsaidthat) 7 February 2018