Everton have reached an agreement to bring Los Angeles Galaxy and United States forward Landon Donovan back to Goodison Park on a short-term loan.
The 29-year-old will rejoin the Toffees for January and February.
Everton boss David Moyes said: "I am delighted that we have managed to get Landon back. He will give us some good experience over January and February.
"He did well for us when he was over two years ago and hopefully will return with those same qualities."
Donovan will be eligible to play in Everton's Premier League game against Bolton on 4 January, with the loan lasting until after the Merseyside derby at Anfield on 25 February.
He told the club's website: "The opportunity to return to Everton and play for such a well-respected club and a manager that I hold in such high regard was something that was simply too good to pass up.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Everton in 2010 and I'm hopeful that we can experience similar success this time around."