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Former Hull City star nears Premier League return

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American international Jozy Altidore is set for a second bite at the Premier League cherry, according to his agent Lyle Yorks.

Altidore, who had a spell at then Premier League side Hull City in 2009, could be set to return to these shores after two great seasons with Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar. 

Whilst Yorks confirmed that his client was in "advanced negotiations" with a Premier League club about a return to the English top flight.

He would not comment on the identity of the club, however the club is believed to be Sunderland.

Whilst he only managed to score two goals for Hull City in 30 career appearances, his potential return is built on the back of increasingly impressive goalscoring form in the Eredivisie. 

The stock of the American striker has risen dramatically after he bagged 31 goals from 41 appearances last season.

When wearing the stars and stripes of the United States of America, Altidore has found the back of the net on 17 occasions - having represented the nation 60 times.

The 23-year-old struggled to find his scoring boots in spells at Spanish side Villareal and Bursaspor of Turkey, before arriving in the Eredivisie. 

English clubs should be wary of the history of moves for the likes of Afonso Alves when it comes to those who have caught attention in the Netherlands. 

There is definitely no guarantee that the interested club are buying into the next Dennis Bergkamp, Luis Suarez or Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Whether Altidore's class is genuine or whether he is just enjoying a purple patch, it soon become clear if a return to England is completed.

 

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