Dutch club: Altidore completes move to Sunderland after passing medical, agreeing to contract

The Dutch soccer club AZ Alkmaar says U.S. striker Jozy Altidore is returning to the English Premier League after his transfer to Sunderland was completed.

AZ says on its website that a deal was struck with Sunderland on Friday. The 23-year-old player passed a medical examination and agreed to a contract Tuesday.

Altidore spent the 2009-10 season at Hull while on loan from Spanish club Villarreal. He has also played for the New York Red Bulls, the Spanish team Xerez and the Turkish club Bursaspor.

Altidore is from New Jersey and has scored 17 times in 60 appearances for the U.S. team.