MNT Jul 17, 2011
Jozy Altidore has said that details are being finalized on a transfer to AZ Alkmaar of the Dutch Honor Division. An announcement could come next week. Former U.S. international and 2011 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Earnie Stewart is the Director of Football at AZ.
Signed by Villarreal in 2008 for for an MLS record fee thought to be around the $10 million mark, Altidore has had loan stints at Xerez in Spain, Hull City in the English Premier League and Bursaspor in Turkey. Jozy had nine appearances for Villarreal in the first half of the 2010-11 campaign, including four starts in Europa League, before heading to Turkey.