Black Cats struggle to ship international striker back to MLS.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has confirmed that the club are struggling to strike a deal with an MLS club for goal shy striker Jozy Altidore, according to the Guardian.
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It is understood that the Black Cats have held talks with three American sides, though no deal has yet been struck, and Poyet believes that it won’t be until the end of the month before a resolution is found.
Toronto FC, Portand Timbers and Altidore’s old club New York Red Bulls are monitoring his situation along with French giants Lille, but Poyet suggested a deal to see the move through is still some way off.
“They know more in America than me,” said Sunderland’s manager, who hopes to replace Altidore with a more prolific finisher in the next three weeks. “The agent was coming over two or three months ago but, since then, nothing.”
“Officially there has been no approach for any of our players so we need to wait. But with Jozy things are clear – we talk together a lot and we are both very clear on what the future should bring.”