"Altidore is also a great signing for us," said Di Canio to the Evening Chronicle.
"I know the fans love players who can excite. I am fortunate because I was a player, and I was a hero at West Ham!
"Maybe the other players worked really hard but I got all the attention because I was a number ten!
"The fans saw that Jozy is the kind of player who can do things, and he can be a hero here."
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