Tainio leaves Spurs for Sunderland

Teemu Tainio has left Spurs and joined Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.

Sunderland manager Roy Keane said: “I’m delighted to sign a player of Teemu’s experience and quality, he’ll be a valuable addition to our squad.

“Teemu has showed versatility, playing in different midfield positions for both Tottenham and his previous club Auxerre.

“But his experience in particular and the fact he has played more than 40 international games shows he has a lot to offer Sunderland.”

Good luck to Tainio – pity he was injured a lot of his time at Spurs. Should be a good signing for Sunderland, provided he can keep fit of course.