Transfer News: Taye Taiwo Returns To Finland
Erstwhile Super Eagles defender, Taye Taiwo has made a move back to Finland after a short spell in Sweden.
Taye Taiwo has signed for Finnish club, Rovaniemi Palloseura (RoPS) on a one-year deal.
The 32-year-old in his first stint in Veikkausliliga played for HJK Helsinki in 2015 and 2016.
"Taye is a clear leader and winner on the field. I have known him since our time together with HJK,” RoPS head coach Toni Koskela told the club’s official website.
"He is a very physical player and a good football player. Taye has a strong left foot shot, so he will be an excellent match for our special situations as well.”
The former Lobi star said that the decision to join RoPS was an easy one for him after he was contacted by Koskela where he also served as assistant coach during his time with HJK.
"I was motivated to work with him again. This is also a real dream job to be a soccer player. You can never know which country you are going to find the next day, and now I can bring my expertise to the Rovaniemi Palloseura,”
However, it is mind-boggling that Taiwo who was rated as the third best player behind Lionel Messi and compatriot, Mikel Obi at the U-20 FIFA World Cup left the bug leagues quite early.
Taiwo has featured 58 times for the Super Eagles and scored eight goals during his 8-year spell with the national team.
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