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AZ accept Sunderland bid for Altidore

July 6, 2013
By ESPN staff

AZ Alkmaar have confirmed Sunderland’s bid for Jozy Altidore has been accepted.

Jozy Altidore, USA
GettyImagesUSA international Jozy Altidore

USA international Altidore, 23, is now allowed to speak to Sunderland to agree a deal and could have a medical as early as Monday.

A statement on the Eredivisie side’s official website read: “AZ Alkmaar and Sunderland reached an agreement on the transfer of Jozy Altidore on Friday.

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“If the 23-year-old forward reaches an agreement with the Premier League club and passes a medical examination, he will sign a contract lasting several years in England. At AZ, Altidore had a contract until 2015.”

ESPN FC had been informed that AZ were seeking between €8 million and €10 million for Altidore.

The former Hull City and Villarreal player moved to AZ two years ago and has scored 38 goals in 67 appearances for the Eredivisie club.