Ajax has reached an agreement with Teemu Tainio. The midfielder comes transfer free from Sunderland FC. The Finnish player will sign a contract in Amsterdam which will be effective immediately, and runs until June 30, 2011.
Teemu Tainio was born on November 27, 1979, in Tornio, Finland. After playing at FC Haka Valkeakoski in Finland, he moved on to Auxerre and Tottenham Hotspur, among others. Tainio has played 54 interlands to date with the Finnish national team.
Martin Jol: “I’m glad that, on the closing day, we still managed to get reinforcements. Teemu is an all-rounder at midfield. I can use him at right, left and centre. He’s a winner, a player with a good mentality. I’ve worked with him at Tottenham Hotspur and I’ve been following him since. I’m grateful to the club leadership at Sunderland, where he still has a contract, for their cooperation. This made it possible for us to bring in Teemu.”