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