Nigel de Jong claims that a stay at Manchester City is what he expects ahead of next season and feels he is a in a ‘good position’ regarding his contract to do so. The Netherlands international has around 12 months remaining on his current deal at the Etihad Stadium and multiple reports have claimed that talks over an extension have broken down, whether this is true or not is unknown.
However, the 27-year-old, does not seem concerned at all by the situation and is ver much enjoying being part of the Premier League champions’ side. Here is what he said.
“My contract runs for another year, so I’m in a pretty good position,” De Jong - NU Sport. ”I want to stay. I’ve been at the club more than three years and I’m feeling really well. ”I have won the FA Cup and the league title, which are the biggest trophies in England.”
Despite De Jong starting only 11 games in the league last season on the road to City’s Premier League success, he understands the need for Mancini to rotate most of his players.
He added: “I saw the club change from complete mayhem at the training facilities into a real top club.
“It’s part of the job I occasionally warm the bench. We have a squad rotation system.
“I prefer to play but it’s all about the team and we won the title, so it was worth it.”