Friday, January 16, 2009

Bid confirmed for de Jong

Slightly lost amidst the talk of Kaka's potential arrival, but confirmation from the Mail that we have actually lodged a bid for Nigel de Jong:

Hamburg have confirmed that Manchester City have made an approach for Holland international midfielder Nigel de Jong.

In an interview with the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper, the German club's director of sport Dietmar Beiersdorfer admitted that City have made an offer for the former Ajax man.
de Jong himself appears to be receptive to the possibility of the move, saying:

'Everybody knows that I would like to play for a big club eventually, I count Manchester City in that category,' said the Dutchman.

'I will take my time and listen to everything and then I will make the right decision for me. But I am a Hamburg player and it could be that I remain so.'

This would be a good signing, and of course would address areas where we are currently lacking most - both in the defensive midfield area and of course at the heart of the defence assuming Vincent Kompany would step back into that position.

Perhaps the frustration of the past ten days lack of activity could be coming to an end?

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Anonymous said...

What a great signing. When we signed Kompany I said we should bring his teammate with him as well. He is perfect for us, young but experianced with many International caps. Great signing!

Anonymous said...

I dearly hope this comes off. What with the hullaballooza of the Kaka story - which I'm really skeptical about our chances of pulling off (in Jan at least) - and the total lack of actual progress otherwise, I was actually starting to think that Bridge would be both our first and last signings of the window. We desperately need a DM. Hopefully he's not the last signing we get, and I'm not only referring to Kaka.

Anonymous said...

Also in the MEN, today... Kompany talking about how he would welcome a move to central defense (if it is called for). Maybe Sparky has put a bug in his ear after/prior to the De Jong bid given De Jong would be direct competition to Kompany's current position?

Anonymous said...

de jong is a really good player i remember stuart pearce was really close to signing hom before he went to hamburg all the noises being made suggest it will go thro lets hope so.