Convicted rapist Ched Evans has moved a step closer to returning to professional football, according to Sky News.
He has reportedly agreed personal terms with league one club Oldham Athletic and, if signed, could feature in the sides squad as they face Doncaster on Saturday.
An official announcement isn't expected today but it looks like Evans signing for Oldham is as good as a done deal.
The striker was released from prison in October having served half of a five-year sentence for a rape charge in 2011.
Since then, he has been looking for a new club and it looks like Evans' return to professional football isn't far off.
Article continues below
The prospect of Evans returning to professional football has caused uproar with many football fans who believe a convicted rapist shouldn't be in a job role that often makes professionals role models.
Multiple people have urged Oldham not to sign the former Sheffield United striker including labour leader Ed Miliband who stated he wouldn't sign Ched Evans as he "hasn't shown remorse."
Football fans have also set up a petition against Ched Evans playing professional football again which has over 50,000 signatures.
Evans had previously trained with Sheffield United at the request of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).
The Blades had overturned their decision to allow their former striker train at the club due to extreme adversity from fans and sponsors.
Olympian Jessica Ennis had stated that should the club have signed Evans she would have wanted her name removed from one of the stands at Bramall Lane.
Oldham are no strangers to controversy.
In 2007 they signed Lee Hughes, who has served half of his sentence for causing death by dangerous driving.
This latest development makes it look like Ched Evans is returning to professional football whether the Boundary Park faithful like it or not.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms