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Donovan granted work permit for Everton

By Babs Odukoya   |   24 December 2009   |   8:16 am  

Donovan’s arrival will provide a much-needed boost to Everton’s injury-ravaged squad as it looks to move up the Premier League table. Moyes added: “American boys in the main tend to come over here and do well. He was voted the best player in Major League Soccer, so I think he can bring some qualities we can use.

“He is relatively experienced and I need these players to come in and hit the ground running, not need a month or two to get ready.”

Donovan has scored 42 goals in 120 appearances for his national team, though he failed to find his best form in the German League during spells at Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. The forward has spoken to Everton’s U.S. goalkeeper, Tim Howard, about the Merseyside club and is “very passionate” about a loan move.

“Everton have been incredibly professional. I feel that it is a place where I would feel very comfortable,” Donovan, who has just signed new four-year deal with LA Galaxy, said.

If fit, Donovan is virtually certain to start for the U.S. against England in his nation’s first group match at the World Cup in South Africa next summer.



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