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Donovan To Return

Agreement in principle reached to secure services of USA star.

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Everton have reached an agreement in principle to bring Landon Donovan back to the Club on a short-term loan from LA Galaxy.

Discussions have been taking place between Goodison Park officials, LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer over the past 72 hours. The agreement reached on Thursday is pending paperwork to be finalised, and has the American international arriving to Everton over the Christmas period ahead of a two-month loan.
 
He would be eligible to play in Everton's game against Bolton Wanderers on 4 January, with the loan lasting until after the Merseyside derby at Anfield on 25 February.

Blues boss David Moyes said: "I am delighted that we have managed to get Landon back. He will give us some good experience over January and February. 

"He did well for us when he was over two years ago and hopefully will return with those same qualities.

"His season has just finished and like last time we need him to hit the ground running because the games come thick and fast at this time of year."

Donovan told evertonfc.com: "The opportunity to return to Everton and play for such a well-respected club and a manager that I hold in such high regard was something that was simply too good to pass up.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Everton in 2010 and I'm hopeful that we can experience similar success this time around.

"I want to thank David Moyes and Bruce Arena, as well as executives from both clubs and Major League Soccer for allowing me this unique and special opportunity."

Donovan's return to Goodison comes after a highly successful spell at Everton over a similar period in 2010.

More recently he has enjoyed a hugely successful season with LA Galaxy, captaining them to the MLS Cup - the league championship in the USA.

Donovan was linked with a return to Merseyside last season but instead opted to rest after a hectic period which saw him play football for almost two straight years.

During his first spell at Goodison he became a hugely popular figure with supporters.

Larry BarnardWaited for this news for 2 years. COYB! All out Landon!

Friday 23rd December 19:26 Report Comment

Soccer LACOYB!!! 9am in California -- you got our support!!!

Saturday 17th December 04:04 Report Comment

Miles Greerhaving landon donovan back is fantastic news for Everton Football Club,great bussiness moyes COYB i know he will give the team more attacking options.

Saturday 17th December 02:42 Report Comment

Jeffery Petersonwell, you've done it now havent you. you'll have to deal w/ all the unwashed Americans like me posting on this site now.

Friday 16th December 22:45 Report Comment

Andrea MorrallWelcome home Landon! Let's hope this inspires the team to make the progress we all want and know they can make.

Friday 16th December 16:44 Report Comment

Sudhanva VadirajAwesome!!Some great piece of news in a while!!Now we have the liberty to buy some new strikers.Thanks Moyes!!Would have been even happier if his signature was permanent.

Friday 16th December 13:33 Report Comment

Anthony LewisGreat Stuff!!! Welcome back Landon

Friday 16th December 12:45 Report Comment

anthony jonesit's good to have donnovon back but we need a striker

Friday 16th December 12:41 Report Comment

Simen AakhusAbsolutely fantastic to have you back Landon. We sure need some creativity up front at the moment. Lets see what else you can bring us after xmas Moyes. Know we have some well earned money to spend!

Friday 16th December 12:28 Report Comment

dave lawsonwelcome home landon

Friday 16th December 11:23 Report Comment

dilys jonesmerry xmas everyone, you wait to see the league tables second half everton will be shooting up, thank you LANDON :) :)

Friday 16th December 10:29 Report Comment

Joanna OldhamThank you Father Christmas for bringing Landon back to Goodison. Welcome back Landon. COYB!!!!!!!

Friday 16th December 10:00 Report Comment

Jeremy BowmanBeing from LA, We defiantly love to see Landon going to an awesome team like EVERTON . Can't wait to watch him play again for your amazing club. I will be rooting you on. Good luck Landon!!!

Friday 16th December 04:41 Report Comment

Grant ShipcottBrilliant! Can't wait to get him here!

Friday 16th December 00:52 Report Comment

Aaron OnionYES!!! Come on Dono!! COYB'S!!!

Friday 16th December 00:29 Report Comment

stephen hendersonbrilliant news !!!!

Thursday 15th December 23:58 Report Comment

Gary Smith" MERRY CHRISTMAS" ! ! :-)

Thursday 15th December 23:29 Report Comment

Ciaran MurphyWelcome back Landon, It'll be good to create some competition for up front, hopefully it'll cause saha to raise his game.

Thursday 15th December 22:48 Report Comment

Rob FisherWelcome back Landon, a true pro & gent, also one of the most underestimated footballers in the world today. USA USA!!

Thursday 15th December 22:48 Report Comment

Greg Barratt'Once a toffee, always a toffee'...welcome back; any chance of signing a permanent deal this time?

Thursday 15th December 22:45 Report Comment

John Pringlenow we just need a 20 goal a season striker, gutted we cant get Landon for longer than 2 months though

Thursday 15th December 22:35 Report Comment

Robin HunukiBest xmas pressy in a while!!

Thursday 15th December 22:32 Report Comment

michael brownwelcome back shame you cant sign a permanent deal

Thursday 15th December 22:29 Report Comment

Hugh DanielsHooyah!!!! An attacking midfielder.....hmmmmm.......I wonder what we can do with one of those???? COYB!!!!!!!

Thursday 15th December 22:27 Report Comment

Jack McCanndonovan and velios upfront. experience and youth???

Thursday 15th December 22:18 Report Comment

Stephen AlbertShould revitalize the attack - wonderful news!

Thursday 15th December 22:13 Report Comment

Rebecca MartinGreat boost for fans. Look forward to seeing him back in blue.

Thursday 15th December 21:46 Report Comment

Proper good news...

Thursday 15th December 21:22 Report Comment

Kevin JamesThis is indeed fantastic news! I cannot wait for his return to terrorise defences once again!! Once a blue always a blue

Thursday 15th December 21:20 Report Comment

Paul Fearoncant wait to see him back at the club!

Thursday 15th December 21:19 Report Comment
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