Old Trafford left back wants to leave for the Bernabeu.
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Patrice Evra could be set to leave Manchester United in the summer as reports suggest that he is keen to move to Real Madrid amid concerns over investment in the squad.
Evra, who joined United for £5.5 million from Monaco in 2006, has a current deal that ends in the summer of 2012 and Madrid have been monitoring his situation as coach Jose Mourinho continues his search for a world-class left-back.
The Glazer family are set to invest in United over the summer – possibly to the tune of £50 million – but, after the Wayne Rooney contract saga, Evra has admitted to friends that he is keen to move on.
“Patrice originally wanted to leave in January but now he is happy to sign a new contract and leave at the end of the season,” a United source told Goal.com. “He is concerned about where the club are heading and is attracted by the possibility of playing for Real, a club he really admires.”
Evra claimed during the Rooney saga that “if one player doesn’t trust the others he should not play in the team,” but it now seems that the Frenchman could become the next United player in the spotlight. (ESPN)
By all accounts Jose Mourinho is ready to help Patrice Evra get his wish of a move to the Bernabeu and will offer up to £10m for the Frenchman if indeed Sir Alex Ferguson allows the left back to leave the club, which is a big IF.
Ferguson realises just how crucial a part of his team, both defensively and offensively, the 29 year old is to his side and will first try to persuade the former Monaco man to reconsider but quite a few sources have stated that his mind is made up and with that in mind Sir Alex may well be looking for a new left back next summer.