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Hull City reportedly to make bid for Altidore


Hull City is prepared to make an $11 million bid for American striker Jozy Altidore, according to the Daily Mail. Both Everton and Fulham are rumored to be interested in the 19-year-old as well, which would provide stiff competition for Hull.

After making a $10 million move to Villarreal from Major League Soccerlast year, Altidore has found his time limited at club level. A loan spell at Spanish second-division side Xerez proved even more fruitless as Altidore continued to ride the pine.

However, a series of blistering performances for the U.S. national team have seen Altidore's stock rise. The youngster scored a hat trick against Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying before helping lead the U.S. to second place in the Confederations Cup, scoring the opening goal against Spain in the semifinal.

Ahead of the 2010 World Cup, Altidore has made clear his desire to be playing consistently so as to be fully fit when the summer rolls around. Hull would be able to offer him steady minutes, but it remains to be seen if either Villarreal or Altidore would accept a permanent deal.

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