Sunderland have completd the signing of Tottenham midfielder Teemu Tainio.
The Finnish international has agreed a three-year contract and becomes Roy Keane’s first signing of the summer.
“Teemu has showed versatility, playing in different midfield positions for both Tottenham and his previous club, Auxerre,” said Keane.
“But his experience in particular and the fact he has played more than 40 international games shows he has a lot to offer Sunderland.”
Tainio is one of a quartet of Tottenham players being lined up by Keane, with Steed Malbranque, Younes Kaboul and Pascal Chimbonda all linked with a move to the Stadium of Light.
Tainio joined Tottenham in 2005 and played in 83 League and Cup matches during his time at White Hart Lane.