Jozy Altidore has already made his debut for Sunderland.
Sunderland took on a local select XI at the club's training base in Italy, running out 13-1 winners.
â€śIâ€™m absolutely happy about the performance because itâ€™s the first game with many new faces on the field,â€ť manager Paolo Di Canio told safc.com afterwards.
â€ś[On Wednesday morning] we worked so hard, including a few reps of 800 metres, so the players were heavy in the legs but Iâ€™m very satisfied with the performance.
â€śI saw the movement that I want to see and many, many positive things from this game.â€ť