Former Nigerian international, Taye Taiwo has signed a short-term deal with Finnish league leaders, HJK Helsinki in his bid to revive his crumbling football career.

The power-playing left-back, who has been out of contract since being released by Turkish club Bursaspor in April, will star for the Finish football giants until the end of the season, the club announced on Sunday. “He has a very interesting history, and very few players from top European clubs have played in Finland,” HJK sporting director Tuomo Saarnio said of his new signing.

Taiwo, won French league title with Marseille in 2010 at the zenith of his career before a disastrous switch to Italian giants, AC Milan triggered off a number of fruitless stint in some clubs including Queens Park Rangers of England and Dynamos Kiev of Ukraine.

The 30- year-old defender has over 50 caps for Nigeria and played at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

By Olisemeka Obeche


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