Who Are Ya? Jozy Altidore (Sunderland)

Posted by - July 10, 2013 - MLS & US, Sunderland, Transfer News and Gossip, Who Are Ya?

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Name: Jozy Altidore

Age: 23

Position: Striker

Signed from: AZ Alkmaar

Fee: Undisclosed (rumoured £6million)

Did you know?
Altidore’s £5.7million move from New York Red Bulls to Villarreal in 2008 remains the most expensive MLS sale.

What’s the deal?
The USA international has become Paolo Di Canio’s sixth summer signing having put pen to paper on a four-year deal.

After a successful spell in Holland, Altidore will give the Premier League another crack. He failed to set the world alight during a season-long loan spell with Hull in 2009/10.

What do they say?

“He’s still only 23 years old. You’re talking about a young player that already has 50 caps, so the expectations might be over the moon. We want him to take his time but we also want him to understand what it takes a to be a 24/7 professional.”
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann

“Looking forward to this new chapter in my career with such a class organization as @SAFCofficial… can’t wait to meet the #SAFC faithful!”
Jozy Altidore