De Jong Keeps Move To Arsenal Option Open

Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong has iterated his desire to stay at the Eastlands, but admits that he might move on in search of more football.

The Dutch enforcer moved to the city of Manchester in 2009 and has formed the core of their midfield until last season when Roberto Mancini opted for a more attacking formation with Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry in the middle of the park. The lack of first team chances has made the 27-year-old reconsider his future at the club and with other clubs in the mix to sign him, he could very well head out of City this summer.

“I do not know… my contract runs for another year, I’m in a good position,” said the former Hamburg player.

“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.”

De Jong, who is returning to England after a disastrous Euro campaign, has a year left in his current contract and would be available for cheap. It was reported widely that Arsenal are considering a move for the strong defensive midfielder. With Alex Song being groomed into a more attacking role, De Jong could be ideal to slip into that defensive midfield role.

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