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Close to accomplish Süper Lig title as an Istanbul Basaksehir player, 33-year old Dutch winger Eljero Elia, interviewed by gianlucadimarzio.com, stated: "Back in 2017 I helped Feyenoord bring back a national title, after 18 years of absence. Now we are about to achieve the Turkish one, disrupting this land's titans, Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, and Besiktas. My Juventus tenure? It's not true there was bad blood between Conte and me. We got along, I just wanted to play all the time, since I was very young, and up-and-coming. Eight years later, however, I realize being mostly a backup for Bianconeri helped my career a lot.
Now I'd like join Italy back, and show everyone what I've got. Fiorentina and Sampdoria were after me, but nothing happened, since Basaksehir were demanding a lot of money ahead of letting me out. Now my agent is in talks with a couple Italian clubs, but I can't say anything". Former Werder Bremen and Southampton player is leaving Istanbul side, on a free move, after three seasons in.