Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Donovan's Teammates Think Bayern Would Be Best
Goal.com, January 29th, 2009 2:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Some of Landon Donovan's L.A. Galaxy teammates are in no doubt about his wishes to extend his loan period at Bayern Munich into a permanent transfer, writes Andrea Canales. "He's desperate to prove it," Eddie Lewis told her. "I think not only to himself, but perhaps some of his critics as well, that he can make it in Europe."
 
"If it works out for him, I'd be pleased for him personally," Lewis said, "and obviously disappointed to lose a great player. But I know those are his ambitions." The player admitted that the team's preseason training was "a little awkward, knowing that David [Beckham] and Landon are both away at the moment and could possibly not return. Certainly that's an issue with the team."
 
"I hope that he goes," said midfielder Chris Klein. "I think MLS owes him the opportunity to look at a deal that would be fair for both sides. They owe him that like they owe everyone else that. It would be great for Landon. I think he would do very, very well there."

Meanwhile Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is refusing to entertain the idea that Beckham and Donovan may not return. "Never say never, but as I've stated before, we've entered into loan agreements in a professional way and we're going to continue that," Arena said. "If either club has an interest in anything else with the player, they should go through formal channels and do that properly." So far, "there's no agreement between ourselves, the player and MLS that we're going to entertain a transfer."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Spurs Signs Vorm, Davies; Swans Sign Sigurdsson    
Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from ...
Stoke Signs Krkic From Barcelona    
Stoke City on Tuesday completed the signing of Bojan Krkic from Barcelona. Krkic, 23, became the ...
Report: Lampard Completes NYCFC Move     
Former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has completed a move to new MLS franchise New York City ...
Barca Signs Mathieu from Valencia     
Barcelona on Wednesday signed central defender Jeremy Mathieu on a four-year contract from Valencia for 20 ...
Johnson Ready for 'Gladbach Challenge     
During his press unveiling on Wednesday, USA defender Fabian Johnson, who moved to Borussia Monchengladbach from ...
Van Gaal Bemoans Man United's Preseason USA Tour    
Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United's preseason tour in the U.S. could jeopardize the club's success ...
German Politicians Question 2018 Russia World Cup     
Several senior politicians in Germany on Wednesday raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right ...
Atleti Re-signs Tiago     
Atletico Madrid on Tuesday re-signed Tiago Mendes on a two-year deal, despite interest from Premier League ...
Koeman: Dani Osvaldo for Sale    
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Daniel Osvaldo is for sale, but reports in Italy ...
BVB: Hummels, Reus Not for Sale    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday poured cold water over the transfer speculation swirling around ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives