Everton midfielder Phil Neville has said that he is very much expecting LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan to return to the Goodison Park even a loan deal.

The 30-year-old American international has been a huge hit in his two spells on loan deal with the Premier league club. A lot has been attributed towards the manager David Moyes, who has been able to get the best out of Landon Donovan unlike any other manager. It has been speculated that Everton will once again be looking at the possibility of bringing Landon Donovan to Everton in the upcoming January transfer window.

Phil Neville, who is already preparing for the life as a manager and as a coach by taking his coaching badges, has said that he would welcome the return of Landon Donovan with open arms. Even though he has played less than 20 games for Everton, he is regarded as a hero at Goodison Park according to Phil Neville.

The American international has had little spells with European clubs in the past including Bayern Munich. However, none of them have worked out as well as the Everton loan spell, which is likely to happen in the upcoming January transfer window.

“If there is a chance, I make sure that I try (to tempt him to Everton) every time I speak to him. That’s the first thing I say to him. He’s the American version of Cristiano Ronaldo. Toward the end of his spell back in January I even tried to kidnap him for a while and keep him in England! I’m telling the truth here when I say the last two times he’s been over he’s totally transformed our season. He’s the ultimate professional, he’s got great quality, and the Everton fans love him. He’s a hero at Goodison Park, and he’s played less than 20 games for us,” said Phil Neville.