Eljero Elia: I want to leave Juventus

The Netherlands international is desperate to move on after a rather disappointing season at the Bianconeri as he wants to secure regular first-team action elsewhere
Eljero Elia has made it clear that he wants to leave Juventus in the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old joined Juventus from Hamburg at the start of the 2011-12 campaign, but has mainly been warming the bench at the Old Lady this term.

Therefore, he is eager to move on at the end of the season in order to re-launch his career elsewhere.

"I want to leave Juventus. I want to enjoy playing football again. I remained quiet all year and was always positive towards the club and the team, but I never got a chance to prove my worth," Elia was quoted as saying by Algemeen Dagblad.

"I didn't play much and consequently miss out on Euro 2012. It's fair to say this season has been a failure. It's really hurt me, but I've become stronger mentally.

"I'm 25 now and I still have a long career ahead of me. I came from far, but I will have to start all over again."

Elia has a contract with Juventus until the summer of 2015.