There’s a report in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle are after Dutch international winger Eljero Elia on loan.
Dutch International winger Eljero Elia
The 26 times capped Dutch International only joined Juventus from Hamburg last summer, but has only played three times for the Italian club.
Italy doesn’t seem to have suited the winger too much, and we suppose Newcastle are trying to get him on loan with a view to possibly signing him permanently in the summer.
And of course the 5’10″ winger could also help Newcastle’s drive to qualify for Europe this season.
The 24 year-old is unhappy at not getting any playing time in Italy, and it seems there is a good chance the loan move will be completed.
The player started his career at Den Haag back in 2004, before moving to FC Twente in the summer of 2007.
He played 59 times for Den Haag with 6 goals and 3 assists and was at Twente for two seasons, where he played 73 times with 15 goals and 6 assists.
Elia spent two seasons at Hamburg before joining Juventus last summer, and he played for the Bundesliga side 63 times with 8 goals and 11 assists.
Elia made his debut for Holland in September of 2009 against Japan in a friendly match, when he came on at half-time replacing Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben.
He was named Dutch Football Talent of the Year in 2009.
Eljero Elia could do a job for Newcastle through the end of the season, if we can get him in.