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Altidore excited to get started at Sunderland

Jozy Altidore is determined to make the most of his second spell in the Premier League after signing for Sunderland from AZ on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old completed his move to the Stadium of Light on a four-year deal after spending the past two years in the Eredivisie.

His transfer marks the striker’s return to English football, having featured for Hull City in the 2009-10 campaign while on loan from Villarreal.

Altidore impressed hugely in the Netherlands last season, scoring 23 goals in 33 games, and is hoping he can replicate that form in order to improve on his current Premier League tally of just one from his spell at the KC Stadium.

“I’m thrilled to be here and I’m looking forward to getting adjusted as quickly as possible,” he told the club’s official website.

“It’s a fantastic club, everyone here is so welcoming, I’m really excited about this season – it has everything here, all the combinations to be a big club so I’m really excited to be a part of it.

“I’m just going to give everything I can to the team, that’s the biggest thing to get the respect of your team-mates and when you do that I think everything will fall into place.”

The United States international will now link up with the team who are currently in Italy as part of a pre-season camp.

Wed 10 Jul, 2013
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