The new USA international cap is a target for Real Madrid, with director Carlos Griffon travelling to the 'States last week to open dialogue with the Red Bulls about their star man.

Recently, Altidore said: "The sooner I make the jump (to Europe), the better. I hope I can get there when I'm 21 years old, when I'm more mature. But in soccer the best thing is to take advantage of the moment."

Altidore, superb for the USA in this year's U20 World Championships, which included victory over Real wing-back Marcelo's Brazil, is the face of the FIFA 08 game in the Americas along with Barcelona's Ronaldinho and Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.