Newcastle Linked With Dutch International Winger

News today that Newcastle are interested in Dutch International winger Eljero Elia.

Eljero Elia – currently at Juventus

The 25 year-old 5’10” wringer only moved to Juventus last summer from Hamburg, but he has played only 3 times for the Italian club, and wants a move.

Eljero has made no secret of his desire to leave Turin, and the news is that Alan Pardew is at the head of the queue to take him to Tyneside.

The Newcastle team has surged back to the top this season, and are currently 5th top of the Premier League, above both Chelsea and Liverpool, and they have a chance to finish 3rd for the first time since Bobby Robson was the manager back in 2003.

Elia scored on his debut for the Dutch national team back in September of 2009, against Japan in a friendly match, when he came on at half-time replacing Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben.

And the skilfull winger was part of the Dutch squad at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, when they reached the final before being beaten by Spain 1-0, after extra time.

He cost Juventus €9M when he signed for them last August 31st, the last day of the summer transfer window, and that seems a lot of money for Newcastle to pay – in today’s conversion rates that’s around £7.2M, but maybe Newcastle could get a better deal than that on the player.

Elia started his career in Holland at ADO Den Haag, before moving to FC Twente in 2007, where he really came to prominence, and then he moved to Hamburg in 2009 for around £6.5M, before joining Juventus last summer, and he was named Dutch Football Talent of the Year in 2009.

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.

There was news in January that Newcastle were trying to get the player on loan from Juventus, but for whatever reason it didn’t work out.

Maybe even Newcastle could arrange a season long loan for him for next season on Tyneside, so they can check out the player before potentially signing him.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 11, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #1

    what camn i Say About this. First

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 11, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Stop it indian, i never do that stupid act then i get first, it’s such a non-sence. We could find who is first on the track, let’s say 800m or a 1500m that wouldbe ok for you? P.s as for elia, i hope we sign him he’s a good player. but this rumour is probably saying Hoilet is not coming here, unless we snach CL..

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Troleibusiukas_LTU // May 11, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    No way HBA leaving for Juve. They won’t pay for him 20+M and ashley is a thouth seller, remember he did not sell carroll for 30M, so no way Ben Arfa leaving for juve as they wont pay for him that much. Moreover, Benny is a strong minded person and he LOVES the TOON and he wont leave us for the money as carroll did. And by the way Euro Champ will increase the prices of cabaye and HBA, that for sure, can’t see any one going in the summer. Good times ahead

    74Troleibusiukas_LTU // May 11, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    CODARM, i am personally a bigger fan of Fergie He improved his movement, he is so direct and pacy, on the left- left footed (can cross a bit) he gets corners for us for fun I just hope next year we will see the power of young guns : Vukcic, Fergie, Ahbeid, Sammy, Tavernier, Gosling. Or do you think they will be loaned out? I think not, they will be played for cups, and some of them for reserves with our new youngsters from continent

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #4


    Trobeibusiukas – I’d hope to see more of the younguns next year. I think us doing so well as a team and being so high up has delayed them somewhat this year. If we had been lingering mid table I’d of expected some to get more of a chance, as there would be less to play for.

    Be interesting who we bring in and how that impacts on the emerging players we already have.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 11, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    he is worth 7 M euros now it is converted as 5.6 M pound aprox. so we could take him for 5M i believe..

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 11, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #6

    I totally agree with you codram, but i am so happy that with such a thin squad and so many injuries we’ve been in top 7 all year, and we’ve been consistent too, Pardew is a Mr. Miracle for the Toon 🙂

  • cyprus

    May 11, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Why didn’t Juve play this kid

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 11, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Absolutely. In a way I think it was a blessing in disguise getting knocked out of the two cups. I’d rather, for this season, be where we are (top 5) than finish mid table and had a better cup run (maybe if we had won I may feel slightly different). I”d rather have a crack at Europe next season 🙂

    We certainly need some depth if we want to compete on more that one level next year and it seems the club are willing to do so….happy times on the tyne!

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 11, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #9 elia, quite a good skills, runs at defenders it would be nice to have him and benny on the sides, and still fergie, obertan, sammy as back up (Marveaux could play also but he is not a bad CAM and i could even see him playing LM in 4-3-3)

  • cyprus

    May 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Was Marveaux a good buy? Will he prove himself? Also, feel sorry for this guy (see link), but can we count on him, given his injuries?

  • only magpie of nepal

    May 11, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #11

    HBA, Marveaux, Obertan, Jonas and Elia
    Our wings will be Lethal.

  • only magpie of nepal

    May 11, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #12

    and Fergie as well to add to that previous list

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 11, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Yeah cordam, cups are tireing if you have no options to rotate property. But nex year i see cups taken more seriously, because AP and we need trophy, of course if we get to Europe League i could see the target being winning that trophy and getting auto CL spot, sacrificing one of the cups. That will be interesting, but i feel premier league will be a major tounament for us, and with such a big number of games being on the calander for next year even with youngsters stepping up we need some quallity signing this year. I really hope of Debouchy and Pieters (as he can cover CB and Debouchy can play defensive Midfield.) but that yound dane from Ajax also really looks like some player in the making (bigger sell on value) Also maybe Douglas, but i think something like that Vertongen partner in CB would be even better. Also S.Taylor is going to be even stronger next year, and i could bet he will get england call up next season.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #14

    cyprus @10, trust me Marveaux was a top signing! He just needed his groin propertly fixed, and now it’s done. He will be imense player next year! good times ahead.

  • Shiremagpies

    May 11, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #15

    morning gents, i think the best thing we could hope for with Elia is the same as we did with Benny, season long loan with option to buy at the end of it. worked fantastically well with benny ( even if he only played once. Toon win Spuds and Arsenal draw, citeh draw. £565 return from £5, that would mean us finishing fourth on goal difference to arsenal.

  • Nick 69

    May 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #16

    Id rather go for Hoilett personally. Proven in the Prem, younger, and more of a goal threat, plus would probably come cheaper with him being out of contract. theres gotta e a reason why he’s only played 3 times for Juve aswell

  • SwedishMagpie

    May 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #17

    quality player really hope this is true.

  • incey

    May 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Good player but unsure how he would slot into our current 4-2-1-3 or 4-3-3 formations? unless of course ba goes and he plays the left of a front 3?

  • MT

    May 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #19

    maybe a god deal,elia can play winger & ss~
    but just a bit old~

    we can get some players like Luciano Narsingh,Ola John &
    Jerson Cabral, they are both young,talent not expensive~


    May 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #20


    Jerson Cabral: good player but has bad attitude problems!

    Don,t know the others! But Oussama Aissidi has handed in a transfer request to SC Herenveen and i would love us to get Oussama!

    Elia would also be a superb signing for us!

  • Robby Bobson

    May 11, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Elia would be a typical toon buy….class player, backs of skill and pace, an absolute snip at 5million.


    May 12, 2012 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #22


    Do you know something i Don,t! 5 Million?

    I read in the Algemeen Dagblad here that Juve want 12,5 Million for the player?
    But at that price i still think he,s worth it!

    Am waiting for a Dutch influx of players being signed by Martin Jol at Fulham, However!


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