Updated: 20/06/2012 11:12 | By pa.press.net

De Jong keen to stick with City



Nigel De Jong is happy to stay with Premier League champions Manchester City

Nigel De Jong is happy to stay with Premier League champions Manchester City

Nigel de Jong has declared himself happy at Manchester City and believes he is in a "good position" with regards to his contract, which is moving into its final season.

There has been plenty of speculation over the future of the 27-year-old midfielder due to his failure thus far to agree a new deal at the club he joined from Hamburg in 2009 for a fee reported to be around £18million.

But the Holland international has told Dutch magazine NU Sport he wants to remain at the Etihad Stadium. He said: "My contract runs for another year, so I'm in a pretty good position. I would like to stay. I've been at the club for more than three years and I'm enjoying myself."

He continued: "I have won the two biggest trophies in England - the FA Cup and the league title.

"I've seen the club develop from total chaos with the training facilities into a top club, and that's very satisfying to see."

De Jong started only 11 league games last term, having battled an ankle problem early on and then struggled to break back into the side.

However, he played a key role in City's late charge to the title as they overturned Manchester United's eight-point advantage in the final month of the campaign.

"It is part of the job that I sometimes sit on the bench," De Jong said.

"We have a rotation system. Ideally I would play in every game, but the team comes first and we won the title, so it was all worth it."

4Comments
20/06/2012 12:17
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 hope he stays he gives 100

 

 

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Great back four protector. He'd get an automatic  start for almost every other club in the Premiership so its good to see this professional attitude to squad rotation. Hope he stays. He can be a major part of what was the best defence in the league last season.
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Great player with the club at his heart awesome professional loved him from the second he arrived at the club  
20/06/2012 10:07
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That's what I like to hear, sign him up we still need DJ.
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