Thursday September 1 2011
Italia Tube: Elia speaks as a Juventino

Wesley Sneijder advised Eljero Elia to accept a switch to Juventus this summer, the winger has revealed.

The left-midfielder completed his €9m transfer from Hamburg this week after discussing the matter with the Inter ace.

"I spoke with a lot of people and everyone said positive things about Italian football," Elia stated to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Sneijder told me that I'd really like it over here," continued the Dutch international

"He's really enthusiastic about life in Italy, but he also spoke well about Juventus as a club."

Elia, who was linked with the Old Lady last summer, was also keen to begin his new Bianconeri adventure.

"I can't wait to play alongside Alex Del Piero," he noted.