Wednesday August 29 2012
Juve flop Elia sacrificed a Ferrari!

Eljero Elia has revealed that Juventus forced him to sacrifice his Scudetto bonus in order to complete his move to Werder Bremen.

“Every player was entitled to a new Ferrari or a €200,000 bonus after we won the championship,” the winger told Sport Bild.

“However, Juventus forced me to renounce that right before they allowed me to join Bremen.”

The Dutchman moved to the Old Lady last summer from Hamburg, but he made just four Serie A appearances for the Turin giants.

“Coach Antonio Conte never spoke to me,” the midfielder added. “He did not utter a single word to me all year. He completely ignored me.

“I have never ever experienced anything like that. It was very frustrating for me.”

The 25-year-old wasted little time in joining Werder Bremen this summer after a €5.5m deal was agreed. That fee could rise by a further €2m depending on the activation of bonus clauses.

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