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Nigel de Jong Signs For City: Video & Stats

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Manchester City has completed the £15million signing of Hamburg's Holland international Nigel de Jong.

The 24-year-old midfielder has confirmed he will join the club after agreeing personal terms and he will make his debut against Newcastle at home on Wednesday next week.

The five foot nine inch defensive midfielder has been capped 30 times by his country.

Click here to view his stats.

Video

The following Nigel de Jong video lasts a mere 2 minutes 17 seconds.





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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 21 2009

Time: 12:26PM

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How come there is no official announcement by MCFC ???
alphieblues
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21/01/2009 12:42:00

Perhaps their editors at the official site are on a lunch break!
Tudor
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21/01/2009 12:47:00

Have you gazumped them :O)
Bluemorg
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21/01/2009 12:57:00

that wouldnt be hard.......they are so slow at everything lately... ;o)
lincolnblue
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21/01/2009 13:04:00

Seriously have we signed him I have a mate who lives in Hamburg and rekons that although small he is already a great player :) CTID
jigga1233
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21/01/2009 13:08:00

Does this mean that Kompany's going to play Centre Back?
SouthCity
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21/01/2009 13:16:00

still no word?????????????? from mcfc
jigga1233
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21/01/2009 13:51:00

The evening news sayst hat we are close to signing the player but still ironing out some personal terms. Not going to comment on the Youtube, that what got Sven into trouble.
Buzz Lightyear
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21/01/2009 15:53:00

Hey Buzz,I got told off for talking about ironing on here yesterday!!!!
SweetLeftFoot
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21/01/2009 16:48:00

He's signed a four and a half year deal, according to the BBC.
Tudor
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21/01/2009 17:49:00

Manchester City Football Club are delighted to announce that the signing of Nigel de Jong from Hamburg SV for an undisclosed fee has been completed. The 24-year-old Dutch midfielder with 29 international caps inked in a four-and-a-half year contract after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical earlier today. De Jong, who played against City in the pre-season friendly at the HSV Nordbank Arena in July, joined Hamburg from Ajax in 2006 and was a team-mate of City’s summer signing Vincent Kompany. Nigel becomes the Blues' second signing of the week following the arrival of Craig Bellamy, and along with the former Hammer, de Jong's squad number is yet to be confirmed.
Johnny Baguette
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21/01/2009 17:54:00

Who is next then?
Buzz Lightyear
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21/01/2009 18:07:00

Good signing. Im happy a proven young international has come and not scot parker. I think shay given or a suprise big name will be next.
enzo city
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21/01/2009 18:18:00

This could prove to be a brilliant and influential signing. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing him play with Vince.
Olebluey
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21/01/2009 18:48:00

Solid player with a good football head and more importantly lots of spine, something we have been lacking recently.
Doody
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21/01/2009 20:06:00

ِِAll the views I heard said he a top player, I hope he be like " bosvelt".
city 81
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21/01/2009 20:29:00

yes City81 only younger, we have started to build our team.
Buzz Lightyear
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21/01/2009 20:55:00

But BL, Can he & Bridge play in uefa ?!
city 81
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21/01/2009 21:50:00

De Jong is very talented I'll admit. He's miles behind Van Der Vaart and Sneijder but he has his own strengths. Unfortunately I think this is the best transfer you've made since the Arabs took over. But I think he'll be played out of position just to occupy him the midfield which could see him flop!
ForeverUnited
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22/01/2009 04:57:00

City81 Bridge can play but not sure about De Jong. It is good that we can get a club to agree a transfer, It is true all the english clubs inflate their prices. I think the reason that the figures are undisclosed is that so other clubs don't know what we pay for players and the papers guess at the figures and come out with various sums of money.
Buzz Lightyear
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22/01/2009 05:36:00

great signing......he will be another VK......just what we needed.....
lincolnblue
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22/01/2009 08:50:00

 

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