Everton trials for Manninger

Everton have given a trial to experienced former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger after he was released by Italian champions Juventus at the end of last season.

Everton have given a trial to experienced former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger after he was released by Italian champions Juventus at the end of last season.

Currently a free agent, the shot-stopper has played for clubs in the Austrian, Spanish, Italian and English top divisions in his long career, also picking up 33 international caps for Austria.

The 35-year-old was picked up by Juventus in 2008, serving as cover for Gianluigi Buffon over the past four seasons, following spells with Espanyol, Torino, Bologna, Sienna, Salzburg and Udinese since leaving Arsenal.

David Moyes only has two goalkeepers in his first team squad at present, meaning the Austrian could be appointed second or third choice keeper in a similar short-term deal to the one signed by Marcus Hahnemann last season.

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