​Former West Ham United player Jimmy Bullard has slated his ex-club's signing of Patrice Evra following the termination of the Frenchman's contract at Marseille. 


After being sacked from Marseille after channelling his inner Eric Cantona and ​kicking a fan in the face, former ​Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has signed for ​West Ham United on a short term deal, with the signing being met with a great deal of scepticism by many.

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Among those who are puzzled by the Hammers' choice to sign the Frenchman is Jimmy Bullard, who has called the ageing defender's energy into question.


Writing on his ​BetBright blog, Bullard said: "“Evra is an unbelievable name to have at the club, it’s just five years too late.


“He’ll bring a bit of experience and leadership with him but for me, I’d rather see some youth and fresh legs in there.


“We’ve already got [Pablo] Zabaleta and [Mark] Noble whose legs aren’t getting any quicker.

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“There’s no way [Pep] Guardiola would play full-backs without legs and then you’ve got West Ham with two hand-me-down full backs in Evra and Zabaleta, you’re kidding me!


Legs have absolutely gone!”


West Ham United's next game comes against an in-form ​Watford side at the London Stadium on Saturday, with Evra potentially set to make his Hammers debut against the Hornets.