Elia 'prefers' England move
Hamburg winger Eljero Elia would prefer playing in England to joining a club in Italy, according to the player's representative.
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 29/08/11 9:25pm
Hamburg winger Eljero Elia would prefer playing in England to joining a club in Italy or Turkey, according to the player's representative.
Klaus Vink, the general director of the Fair Deal Sportsmanagement that looks after Elia, has revealed that his client is interested in a move to the Premier League this summer but warns that any potential deal will have to be wrapped up soon.
Elia is set to leave Hamburg before the end of the transfer window and Italian giants Juventus and Turkish side Galatasaray both have approached the Bundesliga team for the 24-year-old's services.
However, Elia is willing to ignore those offers and move to the English top-flight, says Vink, who also discloses that talks between HSV and Juve are going on.
"HSV and Juventus are negotiating," Vink told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. "Galatasaray have also contacted HSV.
"There are two interesting sides from England who have stated that they are interested. The players would prefer a move to that league.
"I have advised the England clubs to reach an agreement with HSV quickly. There is only limited time till September 1st and with Eljero at the Dutch national team there is another problem.
"However, I have already found a solution for that."