Etihad Stadium comeback on the cards?
Man City are being strongly linked with a move to re-sign Dutch international Nigel de Jong according to Sports Direct News.
The 28 year old tough tackler left the Etihad Stadium in August 2012 and though last term De Jong was used sparingly he has become a regular during the current campaign, starting 11 of the San Siro side’s 13 Serie A fixtures, and one wonders whether there would actually be room for him back at his former Premier League club.
A source has claimed that his former Man City team-mates miss De Jong, stating:
“Nigel was massively influential in the dressing room and was a big loss in that respect. Many of his friends remain at the club and they would be delighted to see him back ‘home’ come January.”
Given that Manuel Pellegrini has wisely elected to use Brazilian Fernadinho as the ideal partner for Yaya Toure in the Man City midfield, and with the likes of Javi Garcia and Jack Rodwell as viable back-ups, there seems little reason to make a move for the AC Milan man.
Man City have done repeated business with AC Milan in recent seasons, selling De Jong, Robinho and Mario Balotelli to the Italian giants.