Nigel de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian Serie A club Milan and the Netherlands national football team. He joined the Ajax youth academy as a youngster and worked his way through the ranks to make the first team at age 17. He scored his first goal of his senior career on 18 February 2003 in a 1–1 draw against Arsenal in the Champions League. He became a first team regular the following season, in which Ajax won the Eredivisie title. On 26 January 2006, De Jong signed a four and a half year contract at German Bundesliga club Hamburg, the transfer fee approximately €1 million. In March 2006 De Jong scored the winning goal in Bayern Munich's first ever defeat at the Allianz Arena. On 21 January 2009, De Jong was signed to Manchester City on a four-and-a-half year contract, for an estimated fee of £18 million. He was named Man of the Match by Sky Sports in a 2–1 win over Chelsea on 5 December 2009. De Jong scored his first goal for Manchester City in a 2–1 victory against West Ham United on 1 May 2011. On 31 August 2012, De Jong joined Italian Serie A side Milan for £3.5 million rising to £5 million depending on appearances, signing a three-year deal.
Reports: Manchester United step up interest in Milan & Netherlands Nigel de Jong
Manchester United are weighing up bids for Nigel de Jong and Stefan de Vrij, writes the Daily Star. Louis van Gaal is in the market for a deep-lying defensive midfielder this summer and has pinpointed De Jong as a potential fit. The former Manchester City enforcer, who now plies his trade for AC Milan in [...]The post
Nigel de Jong could be on his way back to the Premier League after just two seasons with AC Milan amid interest from Arsenal and newly promoted Queens Park Rangers. The industrious midfielder is angered by the club’s treatment of his compatriot Clarence Seedorf, after he was sacked as manager at Milan as manager yesterday to [...]The post