Everton FC goalkeeper Tim Howard
GOALKEEPER Tim Howard has hinted he would like to finish his career at Everton.
The American stopper is on international duty this week as the US play three Gold Cup games in seven days which started with last night’s match against Canada in Detroit.
Howard has become a pillar of consistency since joining Everton from Manchester United in 2006 and was an ever-present in the Premier League last season.
The 32-year-old attributes much of his affection for the club to manager David Moyes and hopes he can keep working alongside the Scot for a while longer.
“It’s (Everton) a place I love to be,” said the former New York Metro Stars player. “I don’t want to leave. This game is a business sometimes so there is that side to it but I’m happy, I’m happier than I’ve ever been.
“It’s hard to speculate but my heart is there for the club. Part of that is the fact that we’ve got an unbelievable coach but again things happen and times change but the club always stays the same so I hope that I can be there.”
Meanwhile, Sydney FC chiefs have revealed their desire to try and lure Tim Cahill back to Australia one day.
The A-League side are trying to tempt former Liverpool player Harry Kewell back home after he was released by Turkish side Galatasaray, but face competition from Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers.
Bringing Kewell and Cahill back Down Under remains part of Sydney’s masterplan but prising the Everton midfielder from Goodison Park at this stage would remain incredibly difficult.
Sydney chief Dirk Melton said: “Any successful Socceroo who is interested in returning to Australia, be it Tim Cahill or Harry or whoever, will be of interest to us, and Harry is one of the most successful of all time.
‘Whether it’s the right time for him remains to be seen but we need to show respect to our fans and Harry in that if he decides to come back to Australia, we’ll put our case forward.”