One of the summer targets of Manchester United was the Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong and unfortunately for the Premier League club, they will not be able to sign him as the experienced player decided to sign a contract extension with Ac.Milan which will be keeping him in San Siro at least until 2018.
Ac.Milan is going through a very difficult period of time as the Italian club has had 4 different managers taking over the squad since 2014. MassimilianoAllegri was sacked back in January of 2014, Mauro Tassotti turned into the interim manager before Clarence Seedorf emerged as the new coach but was replaced soon after.
Following the sacking of Seedorf, Milan appointed FilippoInzaghi but was also sacked after a number of disappointing results and now the current manager SinisaMihajovic has the task of bringing back the glory days of Ac.Milan.
Due to all these changes with managers and mediocre results, it was rumored that Nigel de Jong was going to leave Ac.Milan and join a club where his chances of competing in the Champions League are better but it did not happen as the Dutch midfielder decided to continue playing with the Italian side despite their recent slump.
Nigel De Jong’s contract extension with Ac.Milan is hugely important for the Italian club as they need a player with the capabilities as the Dutch midfielder who can provide support to the defence which has been struggling so much in the past few seasons. Jong is a player who isn’t afraid of delivering harsh tackles whenever it may be needed.
The veteran Dutchman was signed as a player who can succeed and follow the footsteps of GennaroGattuso who also used to be an absolute beast in the midfield with endless runs and tackles which helped out Ac.Milan in so many matches and Nigel de Jonh has turned out to be an excellent signing that can continue helping out the Italian club especially now in these difficult times that Ac.Milan is going through.