Pies has got its greasy hands on some exclusive pics of Everton’s new loan signing Landon Donovan being welcomed at Goodison, after the Toffees’ FA Cup win against Carlisle…
I’m very interested in seeing how this move pans out. Donovan has looked great for the USA and in MLS of late, but in his two stints in Europe – both in Germany, for Bayer and Bayern – he looked out of his depth, not to mention homesick.
Everton travel to Arsenal this weekend, and I doubt Donovan will feature, except perhaps as a sub. However, he is a versatile forward and could play on either wing, in the hole behind a front man, or even up front on his own – though the latter option is unlikely, given Donovan’s slight frame and the physicality of the Prem, which does take some getting used to.
As Jen Chang points out on his ESPN blog, Donovan will do very well to displace either Steven Pienaar or Diniyar Biltaletdinov.