Tainio makes Ajax exit
Teemu Tainio has departed Ajax for the New York Red Bulls after failing to make an impact in Amsterdam.
Last Updated: 10/03/11 2:41pm
Midfielder Teemu Tainio has departed Ajax for the New York Red Bulls after failing to make an impact with the Dutch giants.
The 31-year-old Finland international, who arrived in Amsterdam on a free transfer from Sunderland last summer, played just 51 minutes for the Eredivisie side over the course of his unproductive stay, making only five appearances.
He initially joined the Dutch club on a one-year contract, but has grown frustrated by the lack of playing time at the Amsterdam Arena.
Tainio, who has also spent time at Tottenham and Birmingham on loan, becomes the first Finnish player ever to join Major League Soccer club the Red Bulls.
The midfielder is the second player to depart Ajax after just half a season this year after Egyptian striker Mido decided to move on in January.