Liverpool To Sign £13m Dutch Winger

By on January 4, 2011
Eljero Elia Eljero Elia of the Netherlands in action during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Netherlands and Slovakia at Durban Stadium on June 28, 2010 in Durban, South Africa.

Liverpool’s search for new players who will help to keep Roy Hodgson’s job safe has begun, as the Reds have reportedly agreed terms with Dutch winger Eljero Elia.

Elia has been linked with Liverpool for a while, but up until now it has only been rumours. Now, it looks as if the rumours are finally coming true, as sources in Germany- home of his current club Hamburg, suggest that the pacey winger has been subject to a £13 million bid from the Merseyside club and have agreed personal terms with the 23 year-old.

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Elia would be a ideal addition to the Liverpool side who massively lack natural wingers and players who are actually willing to play on the wing. Joe Cole has again expressed his desire to hold a central attacking role in the Liverpool side, and with Babel also preferring a central role, Hodgson knew he needed a natural wide man. The team have also lacked creativity and pace and after seeing Elia in the World Cup for Holland, he certainly has pace in abundance and the ability create chances for his team mates.

Elia has scored a career total of 27 goals while mounting a good assist total of 22, and in 2009 was awarded the Johan Cruijff Award for “Young Player of the Year” in the Netherlands – an award that has previously been won by Arsenal legends Dennis Bergkamp and Marc Overmars as well as Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Rafael van der Vaart.

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9 Comments

  1. magnumopus

    January 4, 2011 at 9:17 am

    He will have to play much better than he has in Germany that’s for sure! That’s why they are letting him be sold! Potential is not always enough, Babel is a case in point, no?

  2. robred

    January 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

    there all good players who you mention there but im sure there have been a few who have won young player of the year whome never made it . i think 13mill is a bit much for him considering hes out of the team an they paid 8 a year ago

  3. lee

    January 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Hodgson will play hom out of position ..

  4. robred

    January 4, 2011 at 9:56 am

    well hopefully the next manager wont; i think the signings are not his anyway

  5. Laurence Walsh

    January 4, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Ive just youtube him and he does look fairly fast which would help the attacking options on the wing, but obviously on youtube they only show his best bits.. young players are allways worth looking into, maybe straight swap him with babel as he seems to be out of all plans at the moment.. or suggest 7-8 million

  6. Nicola

    January 4, 2011 at 9:58 am

    He is not a player, who is going to bring consistent quality, neither he is going to be more effective in the personal outplaying of opponents than Babel does. Much possible waste of funds.

  7. robred

    January 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    i think for that sort of money you might as well pay 4mill more an get the real deal
    i hope he his but there are too many question marks for me

  8. k

    January 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    negative negative negative. So used to dissapointment that your already writing the skysports headlines.

    He, to me looks like a top talent and would be ideal for us, his ball control compare to babel is much better, the left winger we’ve been crying out for.

    I’d also like to add Ricky Van Wolfswinkle…just for the name lol…
    Also mertascker would be sweet but think this might be paper talk.
    left back for sure, not sure who tho…anyone know how insua’s doin on loan?

  9. REMY

    January 5, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Brilliant signing if we get him, just 23 he will light up our team with pace and finally a player who takes defenders on and take players out of position to create more room for strikers and gerrard. Our current slow passing game ain’t good enough for EPL. buy him!!!!!!!!!!!!

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