My future is Blue: Holland star Nigel de Jong dismisses transfer rumours about leaving Manchester City

By Dean Wilkins

Speculation about Manchester City star Nigel de Jong’s future at the club is being quashed by the player.

The Holland international is in his final contract year with the Premier League champions and said he is in a good position to secure a new deal.

The 27-year-old has so far stalled to come to an agreement with City but he is happy and claimed his future lies in Manchester.

“My contract runs for another year, so I’m in a pretty good position,” he told Dutch magazine NU.

“I would like to stay. I’ve been at the club for more than three years and I’m enjoying myself.

“I have won the two biggest trophies in England – the FA Cup and the league title.

“I’ve seen the club develop from total chaos with the training facilities into a top club, and that’s very satisfying to see.”

De Jong arrived from Hamburg in 2009 for around £18million but started only 11 league games last term.

The defensive midfielder returned in the latter part of the campaign having battled an ankle injury and then struggling to break back into the side.

But he played a key role in City’s late race to the title as they overturned rivals Manchester United’s eight-point advantage.

“It is part of the job that I sometimes sit on the bench,” De Jong said. “We have a rotation system. Ideally I would play in every game, but the team comes first and we won the title, so it was all worth it.”

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