Sunderland boss Di Canio excited about Altidore arrival

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

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."

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