Teemu Tainio has completed his move to Sunderland. While he didn’t exactly set the world alight while at Tottenham, I always felt he gave 100% and was willing to play out of position for the good of the team.
Of all the players on the fringe of the first team, I think I’d always want him in the side before anyone else.
You can’t blame the guy for wanting first team football but it’s a shame we have lost a grafter when we still have a lot of players in the squad that like to go missing during games.
The fact he was also a Spurs fan meant a lot, you could tell he wanted to play for his club at every opportunity and I’m sure he only left because he was told he was surplus to requirements.
The clubs have not disclosed the fee for Teemu, but I read today in the Guardian that Sunderland bid a combined £23m for Tainio, Chimbonda, Malbranque and Kaboul. I don’t think that’s too shabby for those four when you take into account their ages and the fact Chimbonda is a complete tosser.
Teemu Tainio, you will be missed by this THFC Supported at least, all the best at Sunderland.