Report: Villarreal Would Rather Sell Than Loan Jozy Altidore To Ajax

The Yellow Submarine keen to cast Altidore adrift.
Having received a loan offer from Ajax, Villarreal is encouraging the Dutch side to submit a full bid for U.S. international Jozy Altidore.

El Mediteranneo is reporting that Villarreal would rather cut its losses on the 20-year-old than send him out on a third consecutive loan.

The Spanish outfit bought Altidore from the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer for $10 million in 2008. After only six months in Villarreal, Altidore spent half a year on loan with Xerez in the Spanish second division.

In the summer of 2009, Altidore joined Hull City on a year-long loan in an attempt to secure playing time ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

Though a powerful physical specimen with the record as the youngest American to score an international hat-trick, Altidore only notched once in English Premier League play last year and failed to find the back of the net in four starts at the World Cup.

Reports out of Turkey also suggest Besiktas boss Bernd Schuster has his eye on the powerful striker and could attempt to lure Altidore into a striking partnership with former Yellow Submarine striker Nihat.

Until any bids are accepted, Villarreal expects Altidore to return from his post-World Cup vacation on July 25 for preseason training.

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