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American open to Premier League return

Former Hull City striker open to England return

By | 29th June 2013
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United States international Jozy Altidore has revealed that he’s open to a return to the English Premier League following a sensational season with Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. The striker has regained his form and is impressing at both the club and international level, and as such he’s been attracting attention from a whole host of clubs, including several Premier League sides – most notably Sunderland.

Altidore spent some time speaking with Jason Davis of Soccer Morning on NASN, where he made the revelation that he’d be willing to return to the Premier League. The American has previously spent time with Hull City, but was largely deemed a failure after scoring just one goal with the club that has since been relegated. In contrast, Altidore scored an astonishing 31 times during the Dutch season that just passed, making him an exciting transfer target now that he has come of age.

“It is a fantastic league, anyone will tell you that,” Altidore told NASN‘s Jason Davis.

“If you look at everything, the Premier League is probably the biggest league in the world. Everybody knows that and it would be a pleasure to play in a league like that again.”

Altidore was only 19 years old when he played for Hull, and he explains that he has changed a lot since his days at the club.

“I think I was 19 or just turned 20 and I had not played in Europe before that. It is a totally different style from the MLS,” he admitted to NASN during their interview.

“I have come a long way since then. I am almost a different player and I have learned a lot. So I don’t think there is any resemblance to that time if I went back to the league any time soon.

“I have played 100-plus games (since leaving Hull). Playing there at that age and playing in the best league in the world, you can’t expect to hit the ground running.”

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