UK time is: 19:21:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hammond Reveals Altidore Enquiry

Nicky Hammond, the Director of Football at Reading, has revealed the club made an approach for USA star Jozy Altidore.

Altidore is currently playing for MLS side New York Red Bulls and has recently made an impact for the US national team, with three caps to his name and one goal, scoring in last weeks draw with Mexico.

The rising star is the youngest scorer in MLS history and has got 13 goals for his club, 2 of them coming against David Beckham's LA Galaxy.

Despite the interest from Reading, Hammond has admitted that the club would have faced difficulty signing the promising youngster.

Hammond told the official club site, 'We spoke to the MLS but made no direct contact with the player himself.

'He's an exciting young talent but it became clear that the MLS didn't want to lose him.

'There would also have been work permit issues because he's not played many senior international games yet.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 14 2008

Time: 9:27PM

Your Comments

It says in the mirror that we're gonna try and sign him in the summer, but real madrid want him as well, mmm tough call...
uroyals
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Bournemouth (A) Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Team news: Bournemouth vs Reading (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Royals interested in Bury defender (Monday October 20 2014)

Player Ratings - Derby (H) (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Derby (Sunday October 19 2014)

Reading 0 - 3 Derby (Saturday October 18 2014)

Royals boss won't rule out loan signings (Saturday October 18 2014)

Derby (H) Match Preview (Friday October 17 2014)

The Opposition View - Derby (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Reading 0 - 3 Derby County
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Leeds Utd 0 - 0 Reading
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Blackburn 12 4 4 4 -2 16
14. Leeds Utd 12 4 3 5 -3 15
15. Rotherham 12 4 3 5 -3 15
16. Reading 12 4 3 5 -5 15
17. Huddersfield 12 4 3 5 -6 15
18. Millwall 12 3 4 5 -3 13
19. Wigan 12 2 5 5 -2 11

Breaking League News

Rotherham v Fulham - Team Sheets
Fulham : 21/10/2014 19:18:00
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Preview
Brentford : 21/10/2014 19:00:00
Blackpool team v Derby
Blackpool : 21/10/2014 18:49:00
LUFC Norwich City v Leeds United Teams
Leeds Utd : 21/10/2014 18:37:00
Rotherham v Fulham Preview
Fulham : 21/10/2014 17:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Derby game
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 11%
Draw 10%
Loss 79%