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Jozy Altidore a transfer target for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen – report

Jozy Altidore‘s struggles with Premier League side Sunderland worsened this weekend with a bad open goal miss, but German outfit Werder Bremen are reportedly interested in signing the USMNT striker.

Altidore has not scored a Premier League goal for more than a year and he spurned a glorious chance to help his side take the lead on the stroke of halftime in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

WATCH: Jozy Altidore spurns great chance to give Sunderland the lead (via SunderlandRed on YouTube)

His nightmare in England could be over soon though as Werder Bremen are the latest club to be interested in a January move for the 25-year-old frontman, according to the Sunderland Echo.

Bremen are believed to be looking for a loan deal in January with a view to making it a permanent transfer in the summer.

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French club Lille are also linked with the powerful forward, while a return to Major League Soccer should not be counted out.

It hasn’t worked in England for Altidore. That’s no secret, and his miss this weekend left him “devastated” according to his manager Gus Poyet.

“It was the only thing I have watched back,” Poyet said.

“I watched it because I didn’t know what happened – and I still don’t know what happened.

“He was devastated. I have never seen Jozy like that before. If Jozy scored you would say to me what a great decision to play him, but unfortunately he didn’t.”

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Sunderland fans have run out of patience with the US striker and want to see him moved on in January. His form at international level is good and it’s surely just a case of Sunderland, and the Premier League being a bad match.

A move elsewhere in Europe could see Altidore reinvigorated, while a return home to MLS would undoubtedly see him valued once again.

Would Werder Bremen be a good move for Jozy Altidore?

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About Louis East (1214 Articles)

Editor of MLSGB.com. Premier League and MLS reporter.

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