Manchester City defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong has said that he is extremely calm over his future. The Dutchman is entering into the final year of his contract, but has said that he is not panicking at the moment about his Manchester City future. Nigel de Jong was signed the former manager Mark Hughes and was a crucial member of the Manchester City team before the arrival of Ivory Coast international Yaya Touré. Due to the extraordinary performances of the Ivorian, manager Roberto Mancini has often used Nigel de Jong as a substitute. Even though the Dutchman has admitted that he has been playing less as he would have hoped, he would like to stay with the Premier league champions.
The 27-year-old arrived at the club for around £ 18 million from German club Hamburg only a few seasons ago. He made only 11 starts in the league last season, but managed to win the first Premier league title of his career. It is expected that Manchester City will be challenging for a number of trophies including the Champions League title this season. Nigel de Jong has stated that he wants to be part of the title success at Manchester City.
“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. 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. 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,” said Nigel de Jong.