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Howard: Donovan Will Bring Strength

Keeper says Donovan would benefit Everton if the Club secure him on loan.

Howard: Donovan Will Bring Strength

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 "He'd be a good addition to any team and particularly this team. He is a star, he really is.

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"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.

Meanwhile, Howard has revealed his honour at being made captain in Everton's dramatic 3-3 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.

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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."

John Roan I think it is one of the most important decisions Moyes must make.We need Pinnear and Saha in the team Offer them a decent contract and they might stay

Thursday 17th December 06:28 Report Comment

Peter ForbesKeep up the good results it will be a Christmes cheer

Wednesday 16th December 16:51 Report Comment

Paul Ellamlets get it sewn up asap!

Wednesday 16th December 16:29 Report Comment

florence ruoffBTW 3 months is a short time in which to prove oneself. Do not know how it will shake out.

Wednesday 16th December 01:45 Report Comment

florence ruoffBB and moyes are friends and so is LD and Howard. This is a done deal. IMHO

Wednesday 16th December 01:44 Report Comment

George StinsonHoward confirmed what I had said in an earlier post that Donovan will work his socks off on the pitch. He has great speed and will run all day long. The most fit player on the US side based upon the "beep" test run. He can play on both sides of the pitch totally comfortable serving balls in with both feet. In the withdrawn spot he will have the work rate to make those forward runs into the box and then get back and defend. It is a good fit for him with Tim as a teammate.

Tuesday 15th December 21:03 Report Comment

Peter QuayleWell done Tim for a great day with the armband, I'm actually very keen on seeing Donovan in Royal blue because as it has been said, he has a great scoring record for club and country. At least this should give Moyesy one more target to think about come the summer window.

Tuesday 15th December 16:44 Report Comment

zac cairnsmoyes dont know if u read the everton fan mail but anyway offer saha and pinnaer another contract come on

Tuesday 15th December 13:28 Report Comment

Wai Kin Lowwill be a good signing but it is not confirm yet...some other teams might try to take him for loan as well...hope we get some defenders though...taylors from newcastle or scharner from wigan should be a replacement for yobo in january

Monday 14th December 14:37 Report Comment

ned mccarthyI dont want to put a downer on things, but our 2 best players this season saha and piennar both run out of contract at the end of season. peanutys has rejected offers, hoping a good world cup peformance gets a big club interested i suspect and saha may want to move to the continent im reading. PLEASE EVERTON tie them 2 down

Monday 14th December 14:33 Report Comment

paul yearsleylets just wait and c.... like danny said there are a few managers out there who rely on the moyes approval..

Monday 14th December 09:29 Report Comment

Danny LogueWe've not got him yet, watch out for Half Inch Harry.

Sunday 13th December 20:58 Report Comment

Brooks BourlandBeing an American and a Blues fan I cant wait to see Donovan wearing the blue, he really is a great player and this is his chance to prove it in the EPL. Hopefully we can convince him to give up the MLS and play where he really belongs with Everton

Sunday 13th December 19:43 Report Comment

Thomas TangYES, Donovan will bring diversified strenght to ANY team, Glad to see Donovan joining our American Goalie Howard. Looking forward to see Everton games having Donovan. Everton will get better. From Toronto, Toronto FC fan

Sunday 13th December 19:01 Report Comment

Kris SmithExactly what we need some one with a bit of flare to work with Cahill and Pienaar and get us bagging lots of goals and get us back where we belong in the top 5. ;]

Sunday 13th December 15:57 Report Comment

Malcolm BubbLOL, good old Drogba having a moan at the end, by the looks of things. I think Heitinga is a great signing. Maybe Donovan could be convinced to stay.

Sunday 13th December 13:53 Report Comment


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