Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio is excited about their deal for former AZ Alkmaar striker Jozy Altidore.

He has already joined up with his new Sunderland team-mates at their pre-season training camp in Italy and featured in the second half of a practice match on Wednesday.

Di Canio told the club's official website: "Altidore is one of the top strikers in Europe. He only joined us on Tuesday but I'm very happy, curious and excited because I have a very good attacking side at the moment.

"I'm really pleased because a new arrival can benefit the squad and also individuals because there is competition up front."