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Sunderland agree Altidore fee

Sunderland have agreed a fee for AZ striker Jozy Altidore, the Dutch club confirmed on Saturday.

The 23-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Paolo Di Canio’s side, and will complete his move after undergoing a medical examination.

The United States international has previously spent one season in the Premier League, scoring one goal in 28 appearances for Hull City during the 2009-10 campaign.

Altidore began his career in Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls before departing for Europe in order to join La Liga outfit Villarreal.

Loan spells with Xerez, Hull City and Bursaspor followed before the striker moved on to AZ having made just nine appearances in total for his parent club.

He has since excelled for the Eredivisie club, and hit 23 Dutch top-flight goals in just 33 appearances last term as AZ qualified for the UEFA Europa League.

And that form has now prompted Sunderland to hand the American another chance in the Premier League.

Sat 6 Jul, 2013
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