Bruce Arena confirms Jozy Altidore will depart NE Revs for Puebla mortgage

He has solely been with the New England Revolution since February however already Jozy Altidore is again on the transfer.

Fabrizio Romano reported on Thursday that the 115-time USA worldwide was within the “final stages” of securing a transfer to Liga MX facet Puebla.

It was later revealed that Altidore’s transfer could be through a mortgage that lasts till the brand new yr, which was confirmed by Revs head coach Bruce Arena, who additionally revealed that it was the participant’s want to depart Gillette Stadium.

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“He [Jozy Altidore] will go until January to Puebla FC. And Jozy initiated that loan, Arena told reporters.

According to, there is no purchase option in the loan. Altidore is understood to be pushing for the move to secure more playing time, with the 32-year-old starting just four of his 17 MLS appearances this season and scoring once.

Altidore initially found himself behind Polish forward Adam Buksa in the pecking order after signing for the Revs earlier this year.

And even since Buksa left for France’s Lens, the Revs still have Gustavo Bou and Justin Rennicks at their disposal, as well as Albanian international Giacomo Vrioni, who recently arrived on a designed player contract from Juventus.

With the battle to make the MLS Cup playoffs heating up, Arena confirmed the Revs could still make another move to bolster their roster before the MLS secondary transfer window closes.

“We could make one other transfer. We’ll should wait and see,” he said, adding: “We’ve bought, I feel, a few weeks till the switch window closes. So we’re contemplating making one other transfer and we’ll simply should wait and see if we will finalize one thing in the following week or so.”

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