With his recent loan move to Xerez not working out as planned, Jozy Altidore looks set to join another Segundo Division side until the end of the season.Villarreal striker Jozy Altidore has not played a single minute since going out on loan to Xerex. Which might turn out to be a blessing in disguise, as the 19-year-old US international could be on the move again, joining Levante.
The Valencia-based club is looking for a replacement for injured striker Alex Geijo, and Altidore seems to fit the bill. The two clubs are now waiting for approval from the LFP on whether Altidore can make the move. The argument goes that because he has not yet represented Xerez, he should be allowed to move even outside the transfer window.
Altidore, remember, made a reported $10 million move from the New York Red Bulls to La Liga upstarts Villarreal last summer. But “el Toro” had little involvement in the first half of league schedule. He made four appearances and scored one goal for the Yellow Submarine.
In January, Altidore joined Andalusian side Xerez, who are currently on top of the Segunda Division and look set to win promotion to the Primera Division. But he has not featured in a single encounter with the Azulinos.
A move to Levante would be good for all parties involved. Levante would secure help in the attack in the absence of Geijo, who leads the side with 10 goals on the season. It would also help Villarreal, who would like their young player to see more time on the field.
If the approval comes, Altidore would join the Granotes for the remainder of the season.