Sunderland Interested in Signing Jozy Altidore, Says Report

Sunderland are interested in signing striker Jozy Altidore for a transfer fee believed to be around £5million, according to a report.

Altidore is currently on a goalscoring hot streak after scoring four consecutive goals for the US men’s national team in the past month. Plus, he scored 31 goals for AZ Alkmaar in the 2012-13 season — a record for an American while playing in Europe. Now, not surprisingly, Sunderland and other six other Premier League clubs are interested in signing the former Hull City striker.

According to The Shields Gazette newspaper, Sunderland considered signing Altidore last summer, but now the club have rekindled their interest in signing the 23-year-old American. The newspaper reports:

“Although Villarreal signed the then 18-year-old prospect for a hefty £7m in 2008, he is expected to cost less than that to buy this summer – despite his recent goalscoring record.

“[Sunderland’s American owner Ellis] Short would hope to get his man for as little as £5m as AZ look to cash in.”

What are your thoughts about Paolo Di Canio’s interest in signing Jozy Altidore? Do you think the American striker would settle in better this time into the Premier League after his disappointing loan spell with Hull City? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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