Donovan keen on Toffees return

Donovan keen on Toffees return

Published Feb. 24, 2010 12:45 p.m. ET

Landon Donovan has thanked Everton's fans for their support and revealed he expects to return to the club after his loan expires.

Everton have beat Chelsea and Manchester United since Donovan's arrival on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy but the forward is due to return to the US next month.

The 28-year-old is looking forward to going back to America, but he is loving his time at Goodison Park and admits he would like to return at some stage in the future.

Donovan told evertonTV: "Since the day I got here, the fans have been fantastic. I was really overwhelmed by how many people were aware that I was coming and knew who I was and said 'welcome to Everton'.

"That's been the same with the team, the manager's been great - everybody's been fantastic. I think not only as a person but as a footballer as well, when you feel that it makes it a lot easier to perform on the field.

"I'm enjoying every day that I'm here. Every day that goes by makes me think that I want to stay here, but we'll see what happens.

"I would definitely imagine that I will be back here at some point in my life. I think it's been an incredible experience and away from football, the people have been extremely nice.

"That being said, I do miss LA, I miss my team-mates there, I miss the sunshine. That'd be nice to get back there too."

Moyes admitted after the victory against Manchester United that Donovan would almost certainly be heading home next month.

"I think Landon would like to stay but at the moment it probably looks as if not," said the Scot.

"I wouldn't want to have any disrespect to his club or the contract he has over there."