Donovan backtracks on not wanting Everton loan return

America international Landon Donovan is rapidly trying to regain the ground he lost before Christmas when he reportedly said, a return to Everton was unlikely as he wanted to use the MLS close season for rest and recovery.

America international Landon Donovan is rapidly trying to regain the ground he lost before Christmas when he reportedly said, a return to Everton was unlikely as he wanted to use the MLS close season for rest and recovery.

However, Donovan now insists that he hasn't closed the door permanently on a loan return.

Speaking via podcast to Everton fans website www.followtonians.com, the 28-year-old said: "I thought to myself a lot, 'If you say no, then what's going to happen next year? Are they going to let you back?'

"That was hard, because I don't want to close that door, I always want the opportunity (to go back). If I don't have the opportunity...I mean I'm an Evertonian for life now."

 
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