This shows that Roy’s thinking out of the box ahead of the new season.

Jozy Altidore, somewhat starved of first-team football at Villareal despite an impressive start with the Spanish side, looks as if he will be loaned out again having ended the season with Second Division side Xerez. The Daily Mail is reporting that Hodgson appears to be considering bringing the 19 year-old, who already has an international hat-trick for the States to his name to Craven Cottage. Since I’ve long advocated a bid for Altidore (since before he left New York), I can hardly be trusted to be impartial on this one.

There’s a good discussion on the always-interesting Soccer By Ives site if you want to pop on over.