Friday, September 23, 2011

Everton sign US keeper Marcus Hahnemann on short-term deal

    Marcus Hahnemann playing for Wolves Hahnemann began his career in England at Fulham in 1999
    Everton have signed goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann on a short-term deal.
    The 39-year-old, who has been without a club since he was released by Wolves in the summer, has signed a contract at Goodison Park until January.
    Hahnemann has won nine international caps, chiefly as back-up to Everton's first choice stopper Tim Howard.
    Toffees boss David Moyes said: "We have only got two [keepers] so I felt we needed someone. He is experienced and will give us that bit of extra cover."
    Hahnemann will also compete with Jan Mucha for a starting spot.
    "It is difficult when you only have two senior goalkeepers - it only needs one of them to go down and then you are in trouble," Moyes continued.
    "I would have liked to have got somebody before the [transfer] window closed if we could, but there were other priorities at the time.
    "It gives me someone who can help in the reserves and if we get an injury to a goalkeeper, he has got good experience of the Premier League and we can use him as back-up."
    He spent seven years at Reading, helping them win the Championship title in 2005-06 season with a record 106 points.