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Sunderland Complete Signing of Jermain Defoe From Toronto FC

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Sunderland have completed the signing of England striker Jermain Defoe from Toronto FC with Jozy Altidore heading in the opposite direction.

The Black Cats have confirmed that the 32-year-old former Tottenham frontman has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal after completing a swap with United States international Altidore.

Defoe said: "I am delighted to be here and I'm looking forward to the challenge. It is a great club and I've always enjoyed coming up here and playing against Sunderland because of the stadium and the supporters. It is a great place to play and I'm really looking forward to it."

MORE — Jermain Defoe will help keep Sunderland in the Premier League

Head coach Gus Poyet expressed his delight at the completion of the deal:

“I am thrilled that Jermain is a Sunderland player.

“I know all about his attributes and his qualities first-hand and his exceptional goal-scoring record speaks for itself. He has something different, something special.

“We know each other very well – he was very young when we played together and I was coming to the end of my career, so I know him from inside the pitch.

“When I returned to Spurs as a coach it was a great experience for me to work with him, so I am really looking forward to having him as my player now and for him to be part of our team.

“I would also like to thank Jozy as his begins his career at his new club. It is a fresh start for him and we wish him well.”

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  1. yespage

    January 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    The good news. The MLS isn’t just signing washed up EPL talent.

    The bad news. The MLS can’t keep the not washed up talent.

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