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.

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