US striker Buddle on trial at Everton

US striker Buddle on trial at Everton

Published Jan. 16, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Everton have taken United States striker Edson Buddle on trial, his agent has confirmed.

The 30-year-old is currently with Bundesliga Zwei outfit Ingolstadt, whom he joined 12-months ago.

He has scored nine goals since his move to Germany, but he is keen on earning a move to England and Ingolstadt have allowed him to train with other clubs.

Now Buddle, who has previously attracted interest from Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday, is training with Everton with the hope of impressing boss David Moyes.


Buddle's agent Richard Motzkin tweeted the news that his client would be in Merseyside this week.

"For those asking, my client @EdsonBuddle will be on trial this week at Everton FC," he confirmed.

Ingolstadt revealed they would not stand in his way should he do enough to earn a move.

"If he wants to leave us, we will find a solution," said sports director Thomas Linke.

Everton already have US international Tim Howard in their squad, whilst Buddle's former Los Angeles Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan is enjoying a second loan spell with the club.