Altidore keen to stay in England

Altidore, who is on a season-long loan from Villarreal, finally

opened his Premier League account in the 2-1 win over Manchester

City on February 6, but despite not having found the net on a

regular basis, the American international has impressed during his

time at the KC Stadium. “I want to be here,” Altidore told the

Sunday Mirror. “England is a great place to play football, and the

Premier League is the best league in the world. I am sure any

footballer given the opportunity to ply their trade in this country

would jump at it.” Hull are believed to have the option of making

Altidore’s move permanent for £6.5 million.