Ched Evans has agreed terms on a deal to join Oldham Athletic despite the club being pressured into not signing him, with the signing imminent according to The Independent.
This comes after up to 20,000 fans and locals signed a petition to try and stop the club signing the player.
Trying to block the move
Manager Lee Johnson was also unsure when questioned about the deal but said: "It will be a board decision."
Club directors Simon Corney and Barry Owen, the latter of whom is a former police officer, are the ones who have pushed the deal through and believe he should be allowed to resume his playing career now that he has done his time.
Corney is remembered for signing Lee Hughes back in 2007 after he was convicted for causing death by dangerous driving.
Details of the deal
It is believed Evans will earn as little as £400 a month. He will also earn bonuses based on appearances. Many of Oldham's main sponsors have said they will not withdraw themselves should Evans sign, most notably Sports Direct.com.
Evans will surely be happy to play football again after this long running saga. Opportunities to join Sheffield United and Maltese club Hibernians have been blocked due to the reaction received after speculation of him join those respective clubs.