Tainio, 31 years old, is training with NYRB. He has been playing for Ajax but has not gotten much of an opportunity to make an impact for the club, the word is that he may be coming over on a free transfer and sign a two-year deal. Teemu Tainio is a defensive midfielder that NYRB might try out at RB to strengthen their back line.
KristianRDyer KristianRDyer Backe on Teemu Tainio "If we buy him we'd use him as a right fullback." #RBNY
NewYorkRedBulls New York Red Bulls #RBNY can confirm that @Official_Ajax D Teemu Tainio arrived in camp last night and is training with the team today.
Tainio is a Finnish midfielder that has played for Haka, Auxerre, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Birmingham City, and most recently Ajax. He'd be an interesting option for NYRB in terms of a veteran on the backline for NYRB, we will have to see if he signs with the club and impresses Backe in training.
He is also a prodigious time waster:
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