Phil Neville has again admitted that he hopes to convince LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan to again return to Everton, after two succesful loan spells.

Neville told Sports Illustrated: “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.

“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. I´ve played with some world-class right-sided players in my time, and he´s up there with them.´´

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