Howard: Donovan Will Bring Strength
Keeper says Donovan would benefit Everton if the Club secure him on loan.
Tim Howard says his international team mate Landon Donovan will bring several strengths to Everton if the Club manage to sign him on loan.
The Club confirmed last week they were interested in bringing Donovan to Goodison Park on a short-term loan deal and hope to be able to conclude a transfer imminently.
The American goalkeeper has highlighted the attributes that will make the LA Galaxy forward a sterling addition to the Blues squad.
"From playing with him in the USA team I know he is a tremendous player," Howard told evertonfc.com. "He'd be a good addition to any team and particularly this team. He is a star, he really is.
"He is a friend but he is also a top quality player and the more of those we can bring in the better.
"Donovan can bring several strengths to the team. He can play wide right and underneath the strikers, he has got good pace with the ball and he runs and runs all day long!
"He's got a fantastic touch with both his left and right. He can cross the ball well and shoot the ball well - he has got a bunch of attributes that mean he'll do well in the Premier League."
Howard and Donovan have both featured regularly in the American international set-up since 2007, with 27-year-old Donovan their most capped player currently active having made 120 appearances; puttng him fourth in the all-time list.
He also holds the record for most goals for the Red, White and Blues with 42.
The American was handed the armband in place of the suspended Tim Cahill and injured Joseph Yobo, who have both taken up the role in the absense of Phil Neville.
Understandably, Howard was delighted to take responsibility for the important league fixture at Stamford Bridge.
"It's amazing," said Howard. "I know the history of this club and I know it well, and if only for one game, it was an amazing feeling to have the manager put that kind of confidence in you. The responsibility on your shoulders is awesome."