Evans to sign Hibernians Deal

Last updated : 03 January 2015 By @blades_mad1889

Former Welsh international Evans, 26 was released from prison in October after serving 2 and a half years for raping a 19-year old women in a hotel room in 2011. Since his release he has made attempts to re-form his career in football but despite seeing an agreement made to train with the Blades this was quashed following a public outcry.

It now appears that Maltese club Hibernians are prepared to offer Evans a route back into the professional game and could soon sign for the club who are sitting a pretty 15 points clear of the Maltese Premier League.

Hibernians technical director Jeffrey Farrugia told Sky Sports News that Evans made a ‘mistake’ and that his club is willing to offer him a second chance. “He was punished and he did his sentence so he should have a second chance, and our club is ready, the door is open for him to start his new career again in professional football,” Farrugia said. 'I don't think it's a wrong message. Everybody in life makes mistakes, so you should have your second chance.”