Howard desperate for Pienaar stay
Everton keeper Tim Howard admits everyone at the club is hoping Steven Pienaar completes a permanent move to Goodison Park.
Pienaar rejoined Everton on loan in January after a year with Spurs, where he struggled to make an impact.
The South African immediately picked up where he left off at Goodison Park and established himself as an integral part of David Moyes' side.
Howard admits everyone at Everton is desperate for Pienaar to stay and the American shot stopper hopes Moyes can secure a deal to keep hold of the former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund wide man.
"We've got to get Steven back. This is his home, and second time around, you really feel that," Howard told the Liverpool Echo.
"They (the players) have handcuffed him to the showers.
"He's not going back down to London. We tease Steven all the time. He has to stay at Everton.
"This is his home. He knows it, we know it.
"Hopefully the business side of things can get ironed out and he can be back."