Elia heading to Bremen
Dutchman to sign for Bremen after poor season in Italy
Last Updated: July 8, 2012 10:12pm
Eljero Elia: Made only five appearances in all competitions for Juventus last season
Werder Bremen have reached an agreement with Juventus to bring former Hamburg forward Eljero Elia back to the Bundesliga.
The move will go through as soon as Juventus announce the deal on the Italian Stock Exchange on Monday, due to financial regulations of the Italian club.
However, Bremen's director of sport Klaus Allofs confirmed on Sunday that an agreement has been reached between the clubs and the player.
Elia, who has won 26 caps for Holland, will link up with his new team-mates on Monday night having already passed a medical in the northern Germany city today.
The 25-year-old will put pen to paper on a four-year contract with Bremen and he will be presented at the club's training camp in Norderney on Monday, according to a press release from the Bundesliga club.
Elia appeared 47 times for Bremen's local rivals Hamburg between 2009 and 2011 before moving to Juve last summer.
He failed to make the breakthrough with the Serie A champions, though, making just four league appearances for them last term and losing his place in the Holland squad as a result.