The South African midfielder, on loan from German side Borussia Dortmund, loves the atmosphere at Goodison Park.

Pienaar, 25, helped Everton stretch their unbeaten run to 10 games with a 3-0 victory against Fulham.

He told Sky Sports News: "I want to play (permanently) for this club.

"The supporters are unbelievable. They are always behind the team.

"My colleagues are so friendly and so warm, I think everyone would want to play for a club like this."