Southampton sign Eljero Elia on loan until the end of the season

Southampton have signed talented Werder Bremen winger Eljero Elia on loan until the end of the season as cover for Sadio Mane, reports Sky Sports.

The 27-year-old is regarded as somewhat of a maverick player, drawing comparison to the likes of Mario Balotelli due to his off-the field problems and indiscipline. He’s a Netherlands international and played in last summer’s World Cup, but has dropped down the pecking order with Bremen. However, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman isn’t worried.

“I know the player, I know the family of the player, I know the agent of the player. He’s a serious boy and he wants the chance to play football. He has the chance to play football at Southampton. It’s a good step, a big step for him. He will be prepared and he has to take his chance,” he said.

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