Donovan keen on Everton stay

Donovan has asked LA Galaxy to extend his loan sting that is set to expire after Everton’s game at Birmingham this weekend.

“I have told the Galaxy what I want, they know what’s going on and I speak to my manager [Bruce Arena] there fairly often and at this point it is an Everton and LA Galaxy conversation,” Donovan told The Guardian.

“Both clubs know how I feel, which is that I would like to stay, though I can’t end the season here, I’d have to go back 15th April at the latest. If that can be worked out, great. If not, then the Galaxy are my team and I’m very grateful for the chance I had here. It would be bittersweet either way.”

Donovan believes his spell in the Premier League has improved him as a player.

“I’ve learned a lot,” added Donovan.

“It has absolutely improved me as a player, It’s impossible not to. I have learned a lot, technically, tactically, how to keep myself motivated, and it puts me in a stronger position for the World Cup.

“But the biggest thing now is having the confidence that I can play against anybody and not fear anyone at all. I don’t think there are many players in the world, let alone Americans, who get a chance to play against and beat Chelsea and Manchester United in the same week. That has to be the highlight.”