Patrice Evra left out of Juventus squad as he ponders his future
Last Updated: 08/01/17 10:10pm
Patrice Evra was left out of Juventus’ squad for Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Bologna due to continuing uncertainty over his future.
The 35-year-old former Manchester United defender has fallen down the pecking order in Turin this season with Brazilian Alex Sandro emerging as Massimiliano Allegri's first-choice at left back.
Sandro was out injured this weekend but Italian international Andrea Barzagli deputised in his absence.
Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed Evra was not considered because he may be leaving the club this month.
"Evra was not called up to the squad because he's thinking about his future," Marotta told Sky Italia. "If he leaves, we will not sign a replacement.
"It's only right he's taking a moment to reflect, as his contract will expire in June, he is 35 going towards 36. We'll see next week.
"I don't think we need to find a replacement, as we have internal options like Kwadwo Asamoah and Federico Mattiello."
Earlier this week the Frenchman's agent Federico Pastorello stated it is not yet certain that Evra - who has been linked with a switch to Valencia - will leave the reigning Serie A champions.
He said: "It's not certain he will leave Juventus. We'll see what happens over the next few days."