Saints to sign Elia on loan

By SFC Media Tue 23 Dec Club

Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement over the signing of Eljero Elia.

The winger will officially join Saints on Saturday 3rd January, initially on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent transfer next summer.

Holland international Elia moves from German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, having previously played in Italy and his homeland.

The 27 year-old began his career with ADO Den Haag before moving to FC Twente. He then joined Hamburger SV in Germany and spent a brief spell with Juventus before signing for Bremen in 2012.

Elia has 28 caps for his country, and played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.

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