Manchester city midfielder Nigel de Jong has said that he is extremely happy with his current club and is not seeking a move elsewhere. However, the former Hamburg midfielder has said that he would be interested in moving away from the club if he was not given enough first-team opportunities. Nigel de Jong was a £ 17 million signing from Hamburg a few seasons ago. Even though he was a first team regular under the current manager Roberto Mancini, the arrival of the Ivory Coast international Yaya Touré has significantly reduced the amount of first-team opportunities for Nigel de Jong.
Due to the fact that he has only one season left on his current deal, there has been speculation that Manchester City will be looking to sell the player rather than allow him to leave on a free transfer next summer. German club Bayern Munich have been linked with the midfielder for the last couple of weeks, but they recently ruled out making a bid for the player. The player himself has now said that he is not interested in a move away from the club and is prepared to fight for his place. However, in the eventuality that he does not get any first-team opportunities, he is willing to go.
“I don’t want to talk about that at the moment. It’s not in my mind. I’m playing football and I’m happy here. I’m happy when I’m on the pitch and when I’m playing – football’s the most beautiful game in the world, and you have to enjoy every moment. Of course that’s what we all want, because that’s the way to go forward. We set ourselves the goal of taking it step by step. We won the FA Cup last year, then the Premier League last season, so the next thing is the Champions League,” said Nigel de Jong.