DONOVAN HAS INSTANT IMPACT
Everton manager David Moyes has praised Landon Donovan for the instant impact he had for Everton in the match against Aston Villa. Landon Donovan made his debut in the second spell at Everton. The Merseyside club signed the American International on a loan deal for about two months from MLS side LA Galaxy.
He was expected to play a part in the match against Aston Villa at Villa Park, but David Moyes elected to start with the American International, who was given the number nine shirt on his return to Goodison Park. Landon Donovan played his part in the match, as he was influential in Everton getting the equaliser back through Anichebe.
After the match, David Moyes was full of praise for the American, who is especially known for his dribbling skills and exceptional pace. It is exactly what Everton need at the moment given that their source of creativity – Mikel Arteta – has departed to Arsenal. Everton are thought to have paid LA Galaxy around £ 2 million for the loan deal of Landon Donovan, but David Moyes will be aware of the fact that it is money well spent and will also be looking to sign the American on a permanent deal. Other players who have come from MLS include Robbie Keane and Thierry Henry.
“Robbie Keane and Thierry Henry have come back to the Premier League from America and they need a bit of time to settle because of having a break since the end of the MLS. But Landon has come in and played three or four 90 minute games already on the bounce since he arrived and that says a lot,” David Moyes said after the match. Landon Donovan was not only offering Everton the quality that they badly need, but also the work rate as well according to David Moyes.