Bradley altered contract to accommodate Altidore

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Michael Bradley sacrificed some of his own salary to make sure Jozy Altidore signed for Toronto.

Newly appointed Toronto captain Michael Bradley revealed on Tuesday that he altered his contract to accommodate the arrival of United States international team-mate Jozy Altidore.

Altidore sealed a return to his homeland last month, when he swapped Sunderland in the Premier for MLS outfit Toronto in a deal that saw Jermain Defoe move in the opposite direction.

Toronto are reported to have splashed out around $30million over five years to get Altidore as a designated player.

And speaking upon his unveiling as Toronto skipper, fellow designated player Bradley said he made the decision to restructure his contract in order to ensure Altidore's move to Canada was possible.

"At the end of the day, for me, it was all about making sure that Jozy is here with us," Bradley told reporters.

"It got to the point towards the end that I felt like it was the only way it was going to get done for sure. I have not thought about it a second since.

"The important thing for me is that we got a very, very good player who is excited to be here as a part of what we're doing; that's all I really care about."