Date: 12th October 2014 at 12:24pm
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According to the Daily Star, Burnley might already be looking to improve their striking power in the January window with a possible move for Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore.

The 24 year old US international is struggling to hold down a regular place with the Black Cats with goals too seemingly drying up. It is thought he could be seeking a move in order to keep his international career in check. US national coach Jurgen Klinsmann may well allow Altidore to drop off his radar if he is not playing regularly and is out of the limelight.

Altidore recently said:

‘I think I’ve done everything I could this season to come in as fit as possible with the injury I suffered at the World Cup- and I try to make an impact when I play.

‘But I want to be part of the national team.

‘Jurgen makes his message very clear, nobody is different.

‘If it doesn’t turn around, then in January I’ll be looking to start elsewhere.’

Altidore started his career with the New York Red Bulls. In June 2008, Spanish La Liga club Villarreal agreed to sign Altidore for $10 million or ?7.4 million. Loan spells followed at Xerez, Hull City and Bursaspor but in July 2011, Altidore agreed terms with Dutch side AZ. He scored 39 goals in 67 appearances for the Dutch club but in July 2013, AZ agreed to sell the striker to Sunderland. He signed for the Black Cats on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee. However since that time he has managed to find the back of the net just once in 34 appearances.

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