It’s been over 7 months since Landon Donovan announced his retirement and stepped down from playing football at a competitive stage. The retire American has been spending his time travelling as he visited India, the Maldives and Peru.
In a recent interview, Donovan revealed that he does not have desire on making a return to the playing grounds but there are a few aspects of his former life that Donovan does indeed miss.
“I miss the game days. When I’m here in the stadium on game days, I miss that. I don’t miss the travel, I don’t miss the hot summer training sessions, I don’t miss having to take care of yourself 24-7, but the game days, the energy in the stadium, I certainly miss. I think that part is the part you can’t get back anywhere else.”
Landon Donovan continued on saying that he still continues watching matches of LA Galaxy and has attended some of their games by going to the stadium but there are moments when Donovan feels like he can help out his former team and would like to get into the pitch and help them out.
One of the dreams that Donovan has stated on numerous occasions is to turn into a coach as he wants to be the coach of the American national side but another one of things that Donovan wants to accomplish is to be the owner of a sports team.
“I have always had a dream to be an owner of a sports team, and hopefully an MLS team. If that opportunity presents itself, or something as a high-level executive, that’s something I would certainly look at seriously.” Landon Donovan added on.
QPR are reportedly considering making an offer for attacking midfielder Ravel Morrison, who is currently with Italian club Lazio.
Despite being regarded as one of the most talented players of his generation, the career path of the former Manchester United trainee has been on a downhill ever since he gained his first contract at Old Trafford. A number of managers like Sam Allardyce and even Sir Alex Ferguson has given up hope on Morrison, but the England under 21 international has received a strange backing from former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp. Currently out of work, Redknapp is looking to return to management but not anytime soon.
He has not experienced Morrison as a person, but Redknapp believes that the 22-year-old can still become a great player that many expected him to become. He has urged to QPR to take a gamble on the player. Newly relegated QPR face an uphill battle in order to get back into the Premier League partly because of their immense financial troubles. It would not allow them to spend a considerable amount of fees on players, while also requiring them to sell existing stars like Charlie Austin. In such a scenario, QPR recruitment chief Les Ferdinand recently confirmed that Morrison remained a transfer target for the club.
It seems Ravel Morrison is not going to stay in England any more. The youngster, who is a product of the Manchester United Academy, is all set to pen down a deal with one of the top flight Italian clubs i.e. Lazio.
The previous weekend, Morrison was seen in Italy and according to the reports, he was there for having the medical test which is mandatory before the finalisation of a player’s contract in professional soccer.
The medical is believed to have gone alright and it’s just a matter of a few formalities before Morrison officially makes his way to Stadio Olimpico.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has hinted that he may be ready to make a move for midfielder Ravel Morrison in the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old has played in only 33 minutes of Premier League action before being sent out on loan to championship outfit Cardiff City. He will be spending the next few days at Cardiff before returning to West Ham just before the start of the January transfer window. Since he has had very limited impact at Cardiff, it looks highly unlikely that West Ham will be prepared to have him in the squad at a time when they are flying high.
Sam Allardyce has entirely transformed this West Ham team into an attractive unit which can also win matches. They have a real opportunity to finish in the top four, and Allardyce will be prepared to sell Morrison in order to buy new players. Redknapp has worked with Morrison in the past and he says that the England international remains a great talent. The former Manchester United man has had difficulties with his character, but Redknapp was one of the few managers who got the best out of him. A reunion will help QPR improve the quality within their ranks.
“I liked him.I think I might be his last chance. He has got to sort himself out. Fergie ended up getting rid of him, Sam got rid of him and they are top, top managers.He has obviously got to look at himself somewhere but I’m open to taking those chances with people. I have done it over the years and so maybe I will do it.He is an amazing talent, I have got to be truthful. He glides over the pitch and has the ability to beat people but he doesn’t put it all together,” said Redknapp.