Ankara - After weeks of negotiations, Taye Taiwo's intermediary,
Tekin Birinci, has confirmed that the defender has completed his transfer to
HJK Helsinki after passing a medical on Sunday morning, August 23.
Subject to clearance from the Turkish Football Federation
and their Finnish counterparts, the Nigeria international is poised to make his
official debut for the Veikkausliiga champions on Monday in the derby against
Also read: Taiwo joins HJK on short-term deal
''This morning Taye Taiwo passed all his medicals with great
results, and he immediately started training with the team,'' said Tekin
Birinci to news24.com.
''The coach found him surprisingly match fit already and
they may make him play tomorrow's league game if his ITC comes on time.''
The Turkish - Cypriot agent has stressed that the wing -
back did not consider financial incentives before agreeing terms with HJK ,and
has reiterated that the left back still habours ambitions of representing the Super
''He is going to top ranked team in a European country, he
showed everyone that he is not a man after money.
''He wants where he will be most fruitful so he can make it
back to Super Eagles as soon as possible,'' he concluded.
Taye Taiwo, who has been handed the number 33 kit, has
signed a two - month contract with HJK Helsinki, with the club retaining the
option to add an additional year.For
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