Oldham Athletic are considering signing convicted rapist Ched Evans…
Former Manchester City and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has held talks with League One side Oldham Athletic about a possible return to football, although reports in the Daily Mail claim a deal looks unlikely.
Evans was released from prison in October after serving half of a five-year sentence for the rape of a teenage girl. He was initially allowed to train with his former club in Sheffield, but after considerable pressure, the club retracted their offer to the player.
Those against a possible deal included Olympic heptathlon champion and Blades fan Jessica Ennis-Hill, who issued a statement announcing that she had told United she would want her name removed from the Bramall Lane stand should Evans be offered a contract to play for the club.
The 25-year-old has now held talks with Oldham, but a source close to the club has admitted that a deal is ‘99.9 per cent not going to happen’. The former Welsh international maintains his innocence over his crime, and is attempting to clear his name.
According to the Mail, Tranmere Rovers chairman Mark Palios also claims to have turned down an approach from Evans’ representatives about the possibility of him playing for the struggling League Two side.