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American Jozy Altidore off to Hull City?

August 5, 2009

I like this transfer rumor as it’s always nice to see one of my Countrymen represent the growing talent of America in the Premiership.

Perhaps Phil Brown saw the 19 year old striker score the opening goal for his country in the USA’s epic win over Spain in the Confederations Cup Semifinal and was impressed.

Jozy has made a name for himself Stateside initially playing for the New York Red Bulls and then setting a few records: the first as the most expensive fee to acquire an MLS player (£5 million from Villarreal in 2008) and then as the first American to score in La Liga during Villarreal’s tie with Athletic Bilbao.

And today’s football transfer gossip strongly links Altidore with a move to the KC Stadium and I’d be more than pleased to see him in orange and black in 2 week’s time.

Looking at Hull City’s current roster, they’re carrying strikers Craig Fagan, Caleb Folan, Daniel Cousin, and Nicky Featherstone.

Yeah, Phil Brown, you might want to jump on this one.  At a rumored transfer fee of £6.5,  the price is right and Altidore would be a much needed addition to the Tiger’s strikeforce.

You can follow Jozy on Twitter.
Maybe he’ll pull a Darren Bent and throw some rage at Villarreal Chairman Fernando Alfonso if the transfer doesn’t come fast enough. Always entertaining.

Katie Hearts DC


4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 5, 2009 2:04 am

    I’m quite a fan of Altidore, I think he could have a big future ahead of him, so in a way I’d like to see him in the Premier League too.

    But I must be honset, I think he’s too good for Hull. You listed their current strikeforce, and to be fair most of their squad is at that, pretty average, level.

    I guess Jozy might want a bit more game time than he gets at the Yellow Submarine but if I were him I’d hang tight at one of La Liga’s top clubs rather that joining one of the Premier League’s worst.

  2. August 5, 2009 3:10 am

    I guess it’s a toss up :-/
    Big(ger) fish in a smaller pond?

  3. August 5, 2009 1:14 pm

    i agree with adam there and no disrespect to hull, but hes definitely too good for them.

    i reckon, he should follow my favourite american player – brian mcbride’s footstep and join fulham. they’re on the up and up and they’re still in the europa league.

  4. August 5, 2009 5:11 pm

    Looks like he’s signed for Hull. Twitter lets the cat out of the bag again.
    First a revolution in Iran and now the world of football.

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