Dutch winger joins Juventus

Juventus have completed the signing of Holland winger Eljero Elia from Hamburg, the Serie A club confirmed today.

Juventus have completed the signing of Holland winger Eljero Elia from Hamburg, the Serie A club confirmed today.

The 24-year-old joins the Turin giants for a fee of nine million euros and has signed a four-year contract.

“I know a lot about Juventus,” Elia said on the club’s official website, www.juventus.it.

“This is the biggest club in Italy.

“For me it was very important that the coach [Antonio Conte] wanted me in making this decision.”

Elia had been linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League, with Arsenal and Liverpool among the clubs reportedly keen, but instead opted to become the third Dutchman to play for Juve.

“I hope I can do as well as them,” said Elia, who follows in the footsteps of Edgar Davids and Edwin van der Sar. “I want to show what I can do.

“I know I can bring speed and skill to Juventus, and I hope to score a lot of goals.”

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