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Report: Landon Donovan to join Premier League team as partial owner

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Is the United States men's national team's all-time leading scorer about to be headed to the Premier League as an owner? According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Landon Donovan is set to join Swansea City's ownership group.

The report states that Donovan is in advanced talks to join the group led by D.C. United general managing partner Jason Levien and Memphis Grizzlies's vice chairman Steve Caplan that has recently taken over the Welsh club.

Donovan's role within the group will be to advise the new owners on all soccer decision-making issues. Which makes sense considering he's played in the Premier League and all over the world.

As hard as it is to believe, Donovan is still only 34 years old and will be entering a brand new facet of the sport after spending a little bit of time as an analyst (he'll be joining Fox Sports for Copa America coverage too) and managing in the MLS Homegrown game.

If the reports are true, it should be very interesting to see if Landon could play a role in bringing any Americans over to the Premier League. Regardless of whether or not he can facilitate such a move, he should do just fine in his new role.