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Monday, January 18, 2010
Donovan tempted to extend Everton stay

Soccernet staff

On-loan Everton forward Landon Donovan has admitted that he is considering an extended stay with the Toffees, after impressing in his first two appearances.

The USA forward joined Bayern Munich in the 2009 January transfer window but found opportunities and form hard to come by in Germany.

But since arriving at Goodison Park from LA Galaxy two weeks ago, Donovan appears to have comfortably settled into life in the Premier League. He is due to return to the MLS in March, but has revealed he may be tempted to prolong his stay on Merseyside.

"I've been made to feel so welcome and when you're welcome like that you don't want to let anyone down," he told the Liverpool Echo. It's a sharp contrast to how I felt last year when I was at Munich.

"It's a little more individual and selfish there. Here they make you feel part of a family and you keep going because you don't want to let anyone down.

"The future is out of my control. I want to enjoy this experience. That means I show up for training and I'm ready. I show up for the game and I'm ready. But who knows what will happen in the future. Football's funny and you never know what could happen.

"If I look back after 10 weeks and say I really want to stay then maybe I can make that happen. If I say OK it was good, but I'm ready to go then I can go, but for now I'm taking it week by week."

Donavan also admitted he has been amazed by the vocal support of English football fans, after experiencing his Goodison Park debut in the 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday.

"The atmosphere completely surpassed what I thought, he said. "I guessed if we scored a few goals or were winning they'd be loud, but it was from minute one. They really push you on."

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