Sunderland AFC have confirmed the signing of US striker Jozy Altidore from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.
The 23-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Black Cats, for an undisclosed fee.
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White Rose flags and crowds half a dozen deep met the riders as they swept through the towns and villages of North Yorkshire.
The Black Cats boss has spoken to the media following his side's one nil defeat to Bournemouth which relegated them from the Premier League.
The Black Cats will play next season in the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League.