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“Plenty of interest” in Jozy Altidore this summer

May 30, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

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U.S. international Jozy Altidore is on a number of clubs’ shortlists this summer, and it’s no secret.

Having scored 31 goals last season for Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar, including 23 in 33 Eredivise matches, Altidore’s stock has skyrocketed and clubs such as Schalke and Lazio have openly expressed interest in the striker.

At a reported €4 million ($5.2 million) price tag, it’s no wonder a number of clubs are showing genuine interest.

However, Fiorentina, Sporting CP, Fulham, Napoli, and Stuttgart have all dropped out of contention.

Altidore’s agent and former MLS player Lyle Yorks told MLSSoccer.com, “There’s plenty of interest for Jozy.”

Yorks also denied any truth to a Spanish report linking Altidore with Aston Villa along with Spanish sides Catania, Real Betis, and Sevilla.

  1. mkbryant3 - May 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    So, Prindiville, at $5.2mm he’s a buy all day long? What say ye?

  2. 76bean - May 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Great club player, but frustrates on the international level.

  3. buckyball77 - May 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    A great player for Alkmaar, but I’m not so sure that you can plunk him down at just any other club and do any better with him than the US national team has experienced.

    There’s a real chance that replicating his Alkmaar experience is a long shot. Not to say that some club can’t suss out what made things click for Jozy this past season and determine that they can create a similar setup. But if it were my club…?

  4. mianfr - May 31, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    He’d be a great fit in the Serie A.

  5. rafibomb10 - May 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I think a move to Serie A is the best. Florentina is a solid option. I don’t really want to see him in England though. Maybe Germany would be an option too. Bundesliga is possibly one of the best leagues in the world right now. Plenty of options for him there.

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