Red Bull New York announced today that Major League Soccer and 2007-08 Spanish La Liga runner-up Villarreal CF have agreed in principle to a transfer fee with Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore. Altidore must agree to personal contract terms and undergo a physical with Villarreal before the deal can be completed.
This has been well publicized in the blog-o-sphere today with links: BigAppleSoccer.com, NY Times Goal Blog, MetroFanatic.com, MLSRumors.net, TheOffsides.Redbulls.com , SoccerInsider , SoccerByIves.net , New York Post Extra Time Blog
RBR wishes Jozy the best of luck if he works out a deal with Villareal and enters the next phase of his career in Europe. With Villareal finishing second in La Liga this season, he would have a chance to make a big name for himself against some of the best competition in the world, both in Spain and in Europe. With the USA/Argentina match at Giants Stadium on Sunday, maybe Jozy will get the call from the MNT and can display his world class talent at Giants Stadium before potentially heading to Spain.
What are you thoughts on Jozy’s possible transfer? Is it good in the long run for the Red Bulls with the additional funds to sign more players and upgrade the development programs? How do you think Jozy will perform in La Liga and in the Champions League?