Dutch Midfielder Unsure Of FutureJune 22 | Posted by S.B. | > Transfers, English Premier League highlights
Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong admits that he is unsure as to where his future lies, despite intending to stay with the Premier League Champions Manchester City amidst rumours of a possible move to Arsenal.
The 27-year-old, who has drawn lots of criticism over his highly aggressive style of play, joined the blue side of Manchester in the winter of 2009 and had been a permanent fixture in the side throughout his first two full seasons, forming a rock solid midfield trio along with Gareth Barry and Yaya Toure. However, he made just 11 Premier League starts last term for the Citizens and this has fueled speculation as to whether his days at Etihad would be numbered.
Talking to NuSport, de Jong said,” ”I do not know… my contract runs for another year, I’m in a good position. I would like to continue, I’m enjoying myself there, been there for over three years. I have won the two biggest prizes in England: FA Cup and league title.”
“That I sometimes sit on the bench, is part of it. There is a rotation system. Ideally I play all the time but eventually I became champion, so it was worth it,” he continued.
Should he be deemed surplus to requirements at City, there should be no shortage of potential suitors, with City’s London rivals Arsenal being touted as one of the possible destinations for the Dutchman. Arsenal are looking to add some bite to their midfield, which they have been lacking since the departure of former captain Patrick Vieira. It is no co incidence that Arsenal have failed to lift any major silverware since his departure.
The Dutchman ended last season on a high, helping his club to the Premier League title, however he couldn’t replicate that success with his national team at Euro 2012, where Holland bowed out at the group stages itself, losing all three of their group games.