Anfield side would do well to consider bidding for Etihad Stadium enforcer.
Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong faces the uncomfortable prospect of being sold this summer after failing to agree a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.
Dutch international De Jong was one of City’s key players last season but turned down a contract worth in excess of £100,000-a-week in the summer.
Now De Jong finds himself on the fringes of manager Roberto Mancini’s plans and it is understood City will listen to offers at the end of the season if the 27-year-old has not managed to extend a contract that will only have 12 months left by then.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
If Nigel de Jong has indeed turned down a £100k a week deal to stay at Man City we can assume he has done so not because he wants an even more obscene wage packet but because he may be ready to show some ambition and give up on the Premier League leaders after seeing his first team chances limited this term.
Roberto Mancini has opted to play a midfield pairing of Gareth Barry and Yaya Toure in the centre of the park as the Italian opts for a far more attacking approach this term and this has left Dutch international De Jong warming the bench with the 27 year old making just four Premier League starts compared to the 30 out of 38 he made last term.
Liverpool may well want to offer them interest in the experienced enforcer, perhaps initially in a loan deal, to help with the loss of Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Indeed Mancini may consider such offers for the Merseyside club as he will not deem the Anfield outfit as a threat to Man City’s title ambitions.
If Roberto Mancini is unwilling to consider a De Jong exit this month then Kenny Dalglish may want to make an offer in the summer, especially as the former Hamburg and Ajax man will see his valuation devalue as he will have just a year left on his contract and he could be picked up for a fairly affordable sum.