American striker Jozy Altidore could leave MLS football side Toronto FC at the end of the 2021 season according to respected Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. Ex-Hull City attacker Altidore could end his seven-year association with MLS football team Toronto FC by mutual termination.

Altidore, 32, has been at Toronto FC since 2015 and his exit would leave a Designated Player spot open for the MLS football club who missed out on the playoffs at the end of the regular season this year on the back of nearly winning the Supporters’ Shield last year. Toronto FC finished ahead of bottom team Cincinnati on the league standings with 28 points from 34 games.

United States of America (USA) international Altidore had a dispute with former head coach Chris Armas and that limited him to four goals in eight starts and eight substitute appearances. He was frozen out of the Toronto FC squad as a result of his dispute with Armas. Altidore was restricted to just 16 appearances as he also had to undergo surgery on a foot problem.

United States national team legend Altidore was one of the best players in the Toronto FC squad that won three major trophies namely the Supporters’ Shield, the Canadian Championship and the MLS Cup in 2017. He has 62 goals and 20 assists in 139 league games in the colours of Toronto FC.

Altidore began his professional career at MLS football giants New York Red Bulls in 2006 and he was at the club until 2008 beforeleaving MLS football for Spanish La Liga club Villarreal.

If Altidore leaves Toronto FC at the end of this season, he could sign for another MLS football team or return to European football though it must be pointed out that his status as a DP (Designated Player) might prevent him from joining another MLS team.