Hitzlsperger signs short-term deal with Everton
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Everton's Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic celebrates scoring during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north-west England on September 29, 2012. AFP photoFormer Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger has signed with Everton after impressing on trial, the Premier League club announced on Friday.
The former Aston Villa and West Ham midfielder has struggled with injuries in recent years which forced Wolfsburg to release him at the end of last season, but 'Toffees' manager David Moyes has taken the player on a temporary deal until January.
Belgium international Morouane Fellaini is set to miss the next three weeks with a knee problem while Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson is also sidelined, prompting Moyes looks to shore up his squad.
The 30-year-old Hitzlsperger scored six goals in 52 appearances for Germany and played at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008.