There are reports today that Newcastle United may be interested in USA 18 year-old whiz kid Jozy Altidore, who plays for the NY Red Bulls.
Jozy Altidore – powerfully built young striker
There were reports back in December that Newcastle fancied Livingston, NJ born Altidore, who is already a powerful player for NY and is still just 18 years old.
He has played 42 times for the NY side and scored 17 goals.
Jozy stands 6â€™1â€ and is built like a tank, and has been outstanding in the MLS for one still so young.
There were persistent reports back in December and January, that Newcastle had been watching young Jozy, and reports were even originating in the NY press on the Tyneside club’s interest.
He is one of the top youngsters playing in MLS and is almost certain to move to Europe. Jozy has played 3 times for the full USA team and scored one goal.
The Sun today says that Kevin Keegan is planning a swoop for both Jozy Altidore and American midfielder Michael Bradley.
Midfielder Bradley is just 20 years old but has already been impressive at Dutch side Herenveen, last season.
Michael Bradley – Herenveen midfielder
He is also 6â€™1â€ and has played 59 times for Herenveen and scored 19 goals. He has represented the USA 14 times with one goal.
Bradley is in the 23 man squad selected by the USA for the game with England tonight at Wembley.
Jozy was included in the initial squad of 33 named for the 3 US friendly games starting with England (Spain and Argentina are the others) but did not make the final 23.
The US is now a hot-bed of young football talent, and we believe if we can get both these players, it will stand us in good stead for the future.
Our American readers in particular will be well aware of young Jozy, who’s looked great for New York in the MLS.