Jozy Altidore, the 19 year old striker from New Jersey, is officially going on loan from Villareal in Spain’s La Liga to Hull City in the EPL for the 2009-2010 season. On his twitter page Jozy said “First match is against Chelsea, subject to a work permit *wink* *wink*,”.
Last year Altidore joined Villareal with the largest transfer fee for an American ever of about $10 million but saw little playing time before he was transferred to a second division team Xeres where he continued to sit on the bench. The hope for this year is that Hull City a recently promoted Premier Division team in the English system will be able to offer Jozy with strong competition, coaching, and much playing time so he can improve his skills for both Villareal when he returns next year, and the US national team.
Jozy is next expect to play for the US National team an August 12 at Mexico.