New Juventus signing Eljero Elia reveals he has “been a supporter of this team since I was nine years old!”
The Dutch international made the move from Hamburg in the final days of the transfer session despite competition from Premier League sides.
“I have been a supporter of this team since I was nine years old! In the Champions League Final of 1996, I was cheering on Juve against Ajax. It was a fantastic game.”
The Bianconeri drew that match 1-1 before lifting the trophy in a penalty shoot-out.
The squad included new teammate Alessandro Del Piero and Coach Antonio Conte, but Elia was more in awe of another player.
“Fabrizio Ravanelli was such a great striker. He played an incredible game against Ajax. He drove me crazy and remains a reference point for me.”
‘White Feather' Ravanelli is also at Juventus now, as he is the new Coach of the Esordienti youth squad.