- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 29, 2008
- 0 Comments
- Jozy Altidore
Its possible, and to be honest, anything is possible at this point. EPL-side Newcastle is reportedly eying New York Red Bull striker and teenage star Jozy Altidore.
Of course soccer rumors in England are short, sweet and to the point. The article basically mentions that the club is hoping to land two Americans, Altidore and Michael Bradley this summer.
No word yet on what kind of money the club would be throwing towards MLS and New York for Altidore. We do know that he will probably get a transfer fee between $6 and $10 million if he goes this summer. The league has already turned down low offers before so you better believe that its going to take a pretty high number to get the league’s attention. It doesn’t really matter if Altidore wants to play there or not, though being an EPL-side I am sure he wouldn’t mind it a single bit to make the move no matter what the transfer fee is.
My general feelings still remain that unless a large transfer fee comes to the table this summer, Altidore will still be in a Red Bull uniform for this season and maybe even the next. The club would love to keep him around for the opening of Red Bull Park next year but more than likely they will have to go out this winter and sign a big star with that transfer fee cash to replace Altidore.