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Landon Donovan says a return to Everton is uncertain

Landon Donovan
Donovan scored three goals for the United States at the 2010 World Cup

LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan says he is still keen to play for Everton again but is unsure if he will return on loan in January.

The 28-year-old, who spent three months at Goodison Park last season, said it would be tough to turn down an offer.

He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "It would be hard to say no. I really hope that, if it's not this year, I get to go back there and play again.

"But if you asked me now I would lean towards a little more uncertainty."

He added: "It's hard for me to say as I've had a really long year. But we'll see after a few week's rest and we'll see how it goes."

The forward scored two goals in 10 appearances for Everton during his short stay in the Premier League last season and he still holds the club in high regard.

However, Donovan says a lack of rest during the Major League Soccer close season is the reason for his hesitation.

"Last time when David Moyes called I was extremely excited about it and I just have to make sure that I get the appropriate rest," the United States record goal scorer continued.

"The last thing you want is to go somewhere when you're not 100%. You're then not only failing the club, but you're failing yourself as well.

"When I was there I felt loved and accepted and I think they appreciate the way I play."



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