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Altidore Loan To Xerez Is Official

Altidore Loan To Xerez Is Official

Jozy Altidore has officially been loaned to Spanish second division leaders Xerez

 American striker Jozy Altidore, who was sold to Villarreal this summer in a record signing for an American, has been loaned out by the Yellow Submarines.

Altidore will join second division leaders Xerez through the end of the current season. The move comes as no surprise as rumors of a loan for the 19-year-old have been circling for months.

Altidore found limited minutes in his first half-season with Villarreal. The American played in only six league games and twice in Copa Del Rey, scoring only one goal. However, Altidore seemed hopeful that the move to Xerez would help him find more minutes on the field in the near future.

“It is a good option for me because I will have more options to add minutes on the field,” the former Red Bull star told Villarreal’s official website. “This will help me to adapt in this country, as I hope to continue to grow in my career.”

The move will afford Altidore the chance to help in Xerez’s bid for promotion. The Azulinos find themselves currently sitting three points clear in the second division just one year after finishing in 15th place.  

Other clubs throughout Europe have shown interest in Altidore but the move to a club where he should see substantial minutes early on seems to make since for both the player and Villarreal.

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