Donovan wants to play in EPL
"At the moment I'm happy here, at least for the next few years with Dave (Beckham) here. I want to be a part of this too. Not many people get to be a part of this, so I want to live it."
The reasons he would like to go to England if he returns to Europe are simple enough, the language and culture are similar and the level of play is the best:
"The older I get and the more I play, the more I'm yearning for that highest level I can play at and I think the Premiership would be the best place to play," he told Sky Sports News.
"If I were to go obviously the language isn't an issue. There are a lot of Americans there. It would be the easiest place the settle, Germany was difficult.”
It is good to see Donovan realize that he has only a limited amount of playing time in his life and that if he wants to play with the best, he is going to have to move from MLS. However, if he waits till he is 28 to try and make such a move, he might find it even harder then it is now to get a decent offer from an EPL squad.
That said, as many have pointed out, the Beckham spotlight might just be the best thing to happen to Donovan. With so many people watching LA these days, Landon could easy raise his profile if he puts on his best game after game. A couple years of that combined with a good World Cup qualifying run might just be what he needs to restart serious interest overseas.
On a side note, I wonder if all this talk of sticking with Becks for a few years kills the rumors of a move to the new Earthquakes?