The Hamburger Abendblatt are running with the story that Eljero Elia the 23 year old Hamburg man could be signing for Juventus.
The winger has attracted a modest amount of interest across Europe with Liverpool being seen as the front runners as far the Premiership are concerned.Elia had a bit of PR nightmare during the World Cup after he & Liverpool pal Ryan Babel played a computer game live on a webcam.
“I want to apologise to the Moroccan community but I am not a racist, I grew up in The Hague in a neighbourhood with 75% Moroccans and have a lot of friends among them. What I said was meant for a friend of mine, Reduan, who always calls me ‘negro’ … it sounds odd, but it is some slang.”
It could have been worse. Afterall his mum didn’t call his support ‘Dutch Scum’ on Facebook.
Eljero could expect to command a fee of £15M if he moves.