Lucas Leiva reckons that if Nigel de Jong comes to Liverpool, it would be fantastic for the Merseyside club.
De Jong is currently a contracted player of the Italian club AC Milan, but, he is continuously being linked to Liverpool.
The speculations of de Jong leaving AC Milan started when the Italian giants bought another midfielder in the form of Michael Essien a few days back from the Premier League club Chelsea.
However, Clarence Seedorf who has recently been given the charge at San Siro hasn’t hinted that he is looking to offload de Jong.
De Jong has been a pretty good performer for AC Milan. He had made his way to the club about one and half years back and has already made more than 30 league appearances for the Red and Blacks. Since, he plays in a defensive role in the midfield; he hasn’t got much in his goals’ tally, but, his contributions have helped Milan win matches.
Leiva who himself is a defensive midfielder is currently injured and is expected to remain out for quite a few weeks.
He was being interviewed by a Brazilian sports website on Wednesday. When he was asked about the speculations of de Jong coming to Anfield, he said, “I don’t have any idea about that. Things will become clear in the next couple of days I guess. I would love him to come to us. He is a guy with some experience and if he is signed, we would be strengthened.”
De Jong has got the experience of playing in the Barclays Premier League. He was a Manchester City player from 2009 to 2012 and played more than 100 league matches for them before moving to San Siro prior to the start of the last season.