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Just heard on the radio that Jozy Altidore may bery well becoming to Villa in January. The American International, 23, has scored 23 goals in 44 appearances for AZ Alkmaar (The Cheese Farmers) in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Paul Lambert is no stranger to taking players from the Dutch League and with former teams mates Brett Holman (AZ) and Brad Guzan (USA) already here this one might just be true.
Posted 30/11/2012 13:34 #1225040 - in reply to #1225039 Subject: Re: Jozy Altidore
Don't think though that this might mean DB9 is out the door. Lambert seems to be losing patience with questions on the issue.To reiterate:
1.DB9 does not have a problem and the gaffer doesn't have a problem with him.
2. He has not handed in any transfer request and continues to work hard in training.
3. Aston Villa have received no offers.
4.They have no interest in selling him.
5. All this is a load of rubbish that the media have pounced on since the striker has been dropped. Further, Villa have picked up 4 out of 6 points since DB9 found himself in his executive box and not on the bench.
So, a new Striker might very well be coming and a not so new one staying put.
Posted 30/11/2012 18:16 #1225157 - in reply to #1225039 Subject: Re: Jozy Altidore
was hopeless at Hull City, plenty of Tigers fans glad to see the back of him as he was allegedly a trouble maker in the dressing room as well, thinking he was something special. There are much better players in the 2nd division than this guy.
Posted 30/11/2012 18:39 #1225173 - in reply to #1225039 Subject: Re: Jozy Altidore
He was also left off of the USA team for two must win games to advance in world cup qualifying. All indications was that it was because a lack of effort (although the Gaffer said it was due to a lack of form). In addition he has a game that is very similar to DB9. maybe a bit more active but certainly not as clinical of a finisher. So if Bent does not fit our current squad neither does Altidore.
Posted 1/12/2012 09:37 #1225268 - in reply to #1225039 Subject: Re: Jozy Altidore
Location: Detroit, Michigan
He has a reputation here in the States as another extremely gifted player whose lack of ambition and a strong work ethic has prevented him from living up to his potential. He seemed to develop that "I made it so I don't have to work hard anymore" mentality when he signed for Villareal after an outstanding U-20 World Cup, where he outshone Cavani and Suarez as one of the best strikers in the tournament. He was poor for Hull, but he rarely played and he was only 18 at the time, I believe, so I wouldn't hold it against him.
That said, he seems to have found his ambition again, after his move to AZ Alkmar. I've seen a few of their matches this season and they play a similar system for us and Altidore plays in Benteke's position. He'd be a great option up top for us, considering Benteke is our only real threat if Bent leaves, but I can't see them playing together in Lambert's system, it would be one or the other.
I think it would be good move for us, if we pay a similar price to Benteke, but not any more.