Sunderland have vastly increased their chances of avoiding relegation by signing striker Jermain Defoe from FC Toronto.
After just one season in the MLS the English striker has returned to the Premier League after struggling to settle in Toronto.
American Striker Jozi Altidore has gone in the other direction ending his own struggle with English football.
The big American only managed to find the net once in 42 appearances for the Black Cats to take his total to two goals in 70 games in England.
Sunderland who sit 16th in the league, have the second worst goal scoring record in the league with 18 goals.
Boss Gus Poyet will hope Defoe can add to his 220 goals in English football to pull them away from the relegation dog fight.
Poyet has hailed striker as a special signing as they fought of a number of clubs to bring him to he North East.
“I am thrilled that Jermain is a Sunderland player. I know all about his attributes and his qualities first-hand and his exceptional goal-scoring record speaks for itself. He has something different, something special.”
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew admitted he failed in trying to lure Defoe to Selhurst Park.
The 32-year-old will go straight into the squad to face Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow. He is unlikely to start but is expected to play some part in the game.
Defoe has a record of scoring on his debut for every club he has played for.