Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Hitzlsperger delight at Everton stay

Hitzlsperger delight at Everton stay

Thomas Hitzlsperger will be remaining with Everton until the end of the season after the German agreed to extend his contract at Goodison Park.

The 30-year-old who made the move to Goodison Park after a successful trial spell earlier this season has been out-of-contract for the past couple of weeks, but has now penned a new deal for the remainder of the current 2012/13 campaign.

The former German international has made seven appearances since joining the club in October and with Darron Gibson continuing to struggle with injuries he will provide decent cover for David Moyes during the second half of the season.

Hitzlsperger also received interest from German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt while out of contract but it was always clear that Hitzlsperger favoured the chance to remain in the Premier League over returning to Germany.

'I'm delighted to be here until the end of the season and I've always said it since I've been here, I've really enjoyed my time playing amongst these players and playing for this Club. he told evertonfc.com.

He continued: 'It has been hugely enjoyable, we've been successful and hopefully at the end of the season we're up there in the top four playing for the Champions League.

'When I was out in the summer I thought maybe I'd played my last game already. Now I'm back at a very, very good level in the Premier League, playing for a huge club and it's so enjoyable.'





Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Yak
Date:Thursday January 17 2013
Time: 10:33AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Everton Articles

Stekelenburg Agrees Everton Deal

New manager Ronald Koeman has made Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg his first capture since moving to Goodison Park.

Cash Plus Bony From Manchester City For Stones?

Would a deal of Wilfred Bony plus £20m in cash from Manchester City be enough to tempt us into selling John Stones?

Marseille Keeper Set Everton Talks?

Ronald Koeman could make Steve Mandanda one of his first signings? The Marseille 'keeper has been linked with Crystal Palace but 'last minute talks' could bring him to Everton.

Barkley's 'A Liability'

Barkley didn't get a minute on the pitch along with his Everton teammate Stones and Burnley 'keeper Heaton (I think) these the only ones who didn't play for England in France?

Archived Vital Everton Articles

Vital Everton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Everton
Write For Vital Everton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who will Everton name as our next manager?
Suggested By:
Frank de Boer37%
Ronald Koeman24%
David Moyes3%
Mark Hughes0%
Rafael Benitez1%
Rudi Garcia0%
Jose Mourinho18%
Unai Emery8%
Eddie Howe1%
Martin ONeill0%
Someone else8%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Everton Results (view all)