Premier League cult hero looks unrecognisable in Euro 2024 pundit job as fans say ‘you have to respect the defiance’

Premier League cult hero looks unrecognisable in Euro 2024 pundit job as fans say ‘you have to respect the defiance’

A FORMER Premier League star has swapped the pitch for punditry to cover Euro 2024 this summer.

The ex-player in question made 17 top-flight appearances in England for Everton.

Football fans were stunned after spotting an ex-Prem star on their screens

He joined the Toffees on loan from LA Galaxy in 2010 and 2012, scoring two goals and providing nine assists in 22 outings.

The striker, now 42, also played for Bayer Leverkusen, San Jose Earthquakes, Bayern Munich and Mexican side Leon.

And he made a staggering 157 appearances for the United States national team, making him the second most capped player in the country’s history.

Five years on from his retirement, he is now a broadcaster for US TV company Fox Sports.

If you haven’t already guessed, the player in question is, of course, LA Galaxy icon Landon Donovan.

Fans were stunned after turning on the channel to find the ex-striker covering Austria’s Euro 2024 group stage clash with France.

And many were quick to comment on his unique hairstyle.

One person wrote: “Have to respect the defiance from Landon Donovan.”

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Landon Donovan spent two loan spells with EvertonAction Images – Reuters

APHe is arguably best known for his time at LA Galaxy[/caption]

Another commented: “Landon Donovan? Wow.”

While a third said: “Landon Donovan’s barber went ROGUE.”

After retiring from professional football, Donovan founded and became a co-owner of San Diego Loyal SC, which dissolved last year.

He is also a strategic advisor for League One side Lincoln City.

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