TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report
Jozy Altidore will not characteristic for the US males’s national team in its Sunday friendly against Trinidad and Tobago due to an injury, with switch rumors now additionally swirling across the standout Toronto FC forward.
In his pre-match conference name, USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter defined that Altidore wouldn’t be suiting up for Sunday’s contest due to a muscle pressure, and added that Altidore has been drawing interest from a number of unidentified potential switch suitors because the Feb. 1 deadline approaches for a lot of European nations.
“With the switch window looming and the sport being tomorrow, it’s a chance we didn’t need to take with Jozy, so he is not going to be collaborating,” Berhalter said.
“All through the last three weeks, you wouldn’t imagine the amount of calls I’ve been getting about totally different players,” he added. “We’ve gotten calls a few ton of players. Jozy is one other focus of switch hypothesis. I don’t assume it’s my place to enter particulars of that. I feel that’s a spot for his membership and for Jozy. However there have been a lot of golf equipment eager about Jozy, as well as different players in camp.”
The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio later reported affirmation that a number of teams have inquired about Altidore’s providers.
Supply with information of the state of affairs confirms quite a few teams have inquired about Altidore’s availability for a move. We’re tight up against the deadlines, although.
Ought to be a enjoyable final day or so for a couple of USMNT players with European interest. https://t.co/6Rhyo9pauX
— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) January 30, 2021
Any move for Altidore would clearly be large information for a player that has been one of many faces of the membership since his 2015 return to MLS and helped construct Toronto into an Japanese Conference powerhouse. He is been restricted by accidents for a lot of the last few seasons, however the 31-year-old has been one of many league’s most deadly forwards when he is been on the field, racking up 58 goals in 123 appearances with the Reds.
Altidore additionally stays probably the most achieved striker within the USMNT pool with 42 career senior team goals.