Altidore headed for Dutch club AZ Alkmaar
Friday, July 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- American forward Jozy Altidore is headed to the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.
Altidore said on Twitter on Friday that "I have indeed agreed to terms to join AZ."
His agent, Lyle Yorks, said on Twitter that "nothing has been signed yet and all to be completed next week in Holland."
Altidore joined Villarreal from Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls in 2008 but never saw regular playing time at the Spanish club, which loaned him to Spain's Xerez, England's Hull and Turkey's Bursaspor.
Altidore appeared as a substitute in two league matches last season for Villarreal, which loaned him to Bursaspor on the last day of the January transfer window. Altidore's only goals for the Yellow Submarine last season were both against Poli Ejido in the fourth round of the Spanish Copa del Rey.
Alkmaar is in qualifying for this season's Europa League.