Landon: I’m An Evertonian
The American says he will only play for Everton if he returns.
Landon Donovan has stated that if he returns to English football it will only be to pull on an Everton shirt.
The 28-year-old has held a press conference following his arrival back at LA Galaxy to discuss his 10 week loan spell at Goodison.
Amid reports the American could be a target for other top flight clubs, Donovan was keen to stress he would only consider playing for the Blues.
"If I ever go back to England I would only ever want to play for Everton," the Galaxy star told the media.
"Playing at Goodison Park is very special and as much as there is talk about getting a new stadium there is something very special about playing in an old historic stadium like that.
"Obviously you get caught up in what is going on and it is exciting to be a part of what I was just a part of at Everton," he explained. "You can't mirror that or duplicate that. If fate comes around and I am meant to go back there at some point then I will go back."
Donovan made 13 appearances for the Blues during his loan stint, scoring two goals - against Sunderland and Hull City.
The forward has returned to the States in time for the start of the MLS season but is still keen to stress his admiration for his former manager.
"I was really impressed by David Moyes. Not only by the way he handled the team but by the way he handled everything around the Club.
"Everton is a real family and you really want to play for him. To do that at that level and with that quality of players while continuously doing well with a much lower budget than some I think says everything about him."
Donovan was also keen to praise the Everton fans and revealed to the American media how he held them in high regard.
"The big thing I realised is there are people inside Goodison who have been going to the games for 20, 30, 40 or 50 years," he continued. "To them I am just a player who has come in for 10 weeks.
"This is their life and you have to remember that when you play and you have to carry that with you.
"I have had the opportunity to play in some pretty big games in my career and have some big moments but what you get there is a massive game every week and it means so much."
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