Donovan confirms Everton spell is over as he focuses on LA Galaxy

15 March 2010 07:58
Landon Donovan says there is no chance of Everton extending his loan spell, so he will go back to Los Angeles today, but he wants to play for the Merseyside club again in the future.

Everton had been trying to keep LA Galaxy star Donovan and were hoping that a potential players' strike in the MLS would keep him at Goodison Park.

But Donovan, who played his final Everton game on Saturday at Birmingham, is focusing on the MLS season - which starts in a fortnight.

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'Everton have made it clear they wanted me to stay but I have to respect my team in LA,' said Donavan. 'I am the captain there and it would send the wrong message not to go back. 

'I would consider coming back. I could never have imagined it would go this well. But I am a member of the Galaxy and I have signed a new deal there. It is a team I love playing for and I am so excited to get back there.

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'But my guess would be that if I ever come back to the Premier League, it would be to this club.' 

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Source: Daily_Mail

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