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The former Hull striker becomes Paolo Di Canio's sixth summer signing at the Stadium of Light as he continues to overhaul a squad which narrowly avoided relegation

Sunderland have completed the signing of striker Jozy Altidore, Eredivisie club AZ have confirmed.

The United States international has formalised his move to the Stadium of Light from the Netherlands outfit after undergoing his medical on Tuesday.

A statement on the Dutch club's official website confirmed: "After AZ and Sunderland already on Friday reached an agreement on the transfer of Jozy Altidore, the striker also agreed on Tuesday after the medical examination a contract with his new employer."

The 23-year-old has previously spent one season in the Premier League, scoring one goal in 28 appearances for Hull City during the 2009-10 campaign.

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