Hitzlsperger staying with Everton until the end of the season

Thomas Hitzlsperger is staying with the Toffees. Photo: PA

Everton boss David Moyes has confirmed German midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger will be staying with the club until the end of the season.

Hitzlsperger, having been without a club since leaving Wolfsburg last summer, signed a short-term contract with the Toffees in October that saw him through to this month.

The 30-year-old former Aston Villa and West Ham player has made seven appearances for the Merseyside outfit so far and, asked about Hitzlsperger's future this afternoon, Moyes said: "We have decided to keep him on. Thomas is going to stay until the end of the season.