Wednesday, August 5, 2009
According to Spanish club Villarreal, a loan to an English club for US national team forward Jozy Altidore will be completed in the next 24-48 hours.
The striker has been the subject of rumors all summer long ranging from moves to Greek club Olympiakos, French club Saint Etienne and Premiership clubs Fulham and Hull City.
The southern Spanish club who owns the rights to Altidore are now saying that a move to England is imminent.
"Altidore is in England right now," said Villarreal spokeswoman Marian Solsana. "We expect to make an announcement either today or tomorrow."
Villarreal would not confirm the details of the loan nor specific club where Altidore would land, but it has been reported that a year long deal with Hull City is near completion.
The young native of New Jersey had returned to Villarreal on July 27th to resume training for the upcoming season.
Altidore appeared in six matches with the Comunidad de Valencia club last season and scored one goal.