Transfer talk

Juventus confirm Elia exit

July 10, 2012
By ESPN staff

Juventus have confirmed the sale of Dutch winger Eljero Elia to Werder Bremen for €5.5 million.

Eljero Elia
AssociatedEljero Elia has endured a miserable season despite Juventus' title success

Elia returns to the Bundesliga, where he spent two years as a Hamburg player, after a fairly disastrous season in Serie A with Juve.

The 25-year-old, who has won 26 caps for Netherlands, put pen to paper on a four-year contract with Bremen and he will be presented at the club's training camp in Norderney.

Elia appeared 47 times for Bremen's local rivals Hamburg between 2009 and 2011 before moving to Turin for around €9 million last summer.

He failed to make the breakthrough with the Italian champions, though, making just four appearances for them last term and losing his place in the Netherlands squad as a result.

The transfer fee could increase by another €2 million, depending on what Werder and Elia achieve this season.