Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/13/13
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is looking forward to unleashing his new striker Jozy Altidore on the Premier League this season. The 23-year-old United States international signed a four-year deal with the Black Cats on Tuesday as he completed his move to the Stadium of Light from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar . Altidore scored only once in 28 Premier League appearances for Hull City during a loan spell in 2009/10 but he netted 31 times in all competitions for AZ last season. He has already joined up with his new Sunderland team-mates at their pre-season training camp in Italy and featured in the second half of a practice match on Wednesday. Di Canio told the club's official website: "Altidore is one of the top strikers in Europe. He only joined us on Tuesday but I'm very happy, curious and excited because I have a very good attacking side at the moment. "I'm really pleased because a new arrival can benefit the squad and also individuals because there is competition up front."
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