Donovan spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park and believes that 19 year old Rodwell is set for great things in the game. ””I think, along with Wayne Rooney, Jack really is the future of England,” he told the Daily Star.
“Following England’s World Cup campaign, I know the coach is being urged to bring through young blood.
“I really believe Jack could rejuvenate this England team. I don’t give out false praise but this young guy really is a future world-beater.
“I am sure he can make the same impact for club and country that Wayne and David have – that’s really how good he is.
“I have obviously trained and played with him at Everton and he is just a natural football player. Like Wayne it’s effortless to him.”