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Sunderland Agree Deal to Sign American Striker Jozy Altidore

jozy altidore1 Sunderland Agree Deal to Sign American Striker Jozy Altidore

AZ Alkmaar have confirmed that they’ve reached an agreement with Sunderland to allow Jozy Altidore to join the Wearside club.

Altidore is set for a medical in Sunderland on Monday. If he passes and agrees personal terms, American international Jozy Altidore will be the latest American to play in the English Premier League after a previous run at Hull City.

During his two years at AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands, American striker Altidore scored 38 times in 67 league games.

Sunderland have signed signed six footballers this summer — Modibo Diakite, Valentin Roberge, Cabral, Duncan Watmore, David Moberg Karlsson and Vito Mannone. If Altidore signs for the Black Cats, Sunderland will be the busiest Premier League team this summer with seven signings.

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4 Responses to Sunderland Agree Deal to Sign American Striker Jozy Altidore

  1. Andre says:

    I’m not sure this is a good move for Jozy. He was in a very good situation at AZ. Playing regularly, scoring goals, and by all accounts enjoying himself. It seemed to transfer over to his time with the National Team this summer.

    It is entirely possible that a revamped Sunderland become an attractive side that runs its attack with Jozy as a focal point but it is far from a certainty. The NMB jolt of Paolo Di Canio makes us forget some of the fundamental flaws in the team.

  2. goatslookshifty says:

    He needs to play regularly on a Championship club instead of subbing in the Prem. Experience is crucial for him to be regarded as a quality striker in Europe. Good luck to him though but I don’t plan on seeing him until the 75th minute coming on for Steven Fletcher.

  3. eplnfl says:

    May be I do not understand the workings of football management but with his recent form and his great play lately with the USMNT should not a bigger club been calling?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      While he’s been doing well in the Eredivisie and for the USMNT, he’s largely untested against world-class defenders. If he can score in the Premier League like he’s been doing for AZ Alkmaar and the USMNT, then the Sunderland could be a great stepping stone for him to transfer to bigger clubs.

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