Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan expressed his desire to return to Everton in the future, having already spent two spells on loan with the Merseyside club.
The American International served-out a two month stint at Everton during the 2011/12 season. He arrived at Goodison Park in the January transfer window and made his debut return against Bolton Wanderers. His last appearance for the Toffees came against
Chelsea in February at Goodison Park, after which he flew back to America.
Earlier, the 30-year old represented Everton in 10 games during his first stint with the club in the 2009/10 season. He also scored 2 goals during that period.
Nevertheless Donovan mentioned that he plans on making a return to Goodison Park at some point in the future, but at the moment he had set his sight on the next season with LA Galaxy.
He told the reporters, “I’ve always said the same thing. I’ll see how my body feels, I’ll see how I feel mentally, I’ll see where the Galaxy are at and what they’re okay or not okay with. And then we’ll make a decision.”
Donovan also indicated that even though he fancies a return to Everton, a lot will depend on David Moyes’ plans for the club, his physical fitness and the willingness of his current employers, for the move to go ahead.
Anyhow, the American footballer revealed his affection for Everton, and mentioned that he will cherish the memories of his playing days at the club for the rest of his life. He also recalled his experience with the players and the fans, and thanked them
for making his stay at the club a memorable one.
He remarked, “I miss the people. I miss the people a lot. I miss driving to Goodison Park. I miss just the positive energy of the fans walking into the stadium. The players are really what made it easiest for me when I first went. I’ll be forever indebted.”
The midfielder also felt that his experience of playing in the Premier League had polished his abilities, and restored his self-belief of being able to perform for his team on consistent basis.