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Sat Apr 19 06:48:56 SAST 2014

Elia signs for Werder Bremen

Sapa-AFP | 10 July, 2012 14:450 Comments
Werder Bremen Presents New Player Eljero Elia
New signing Eljero Elia (L) of Werder Bremen speaks to coach Thomas Schaaf during a pre-season training session at their training ground on July 10, 2012 in Norderney, Germany
Image by: Getty Images / Bongarts/Getty Images

Dutch international midfielder Eljero Elia has signed a four-year deal with Bundesliga club Werder Bremen, his current team Juventus confirmed on Tuesday.

The transfer fee is reported to be in the region of 5.5 million euros with the contract running until June 2016.

“I can’t wait to start my first training session today,” Elia said on his Twitter account after joining up with his new team in north west Germany on Tuesday.

Elia, 25, returns to the Bundesliga after previously playing with Hamburg from 2009 until transferring to Juventus in November 2011 for nine million euros.

In Turin, the 26-times capped midfielder played just four Serie A matches and one Italian Cup tie.

Elia becomes Werder’s fifth recruit for the new season after German striker Nils Petersen, Congolese-German defender Assani Lukimya, Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie and German goalkeeper Raphael Wolf.

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