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De Jong delighted to have signed for City

  • 21 January 2009 17:00
  • Posted byLeon Collins

City’s latest signing has spoken exclusively to and moments after agreeing to move from the Bundesliga to the Premier League.

Nigel de Jong swapped Hamburg for Manchester this afternoon and fresh from penning a four and a half year deal the 24-year-old told us: “I feel very good and for me it is the next step in my own career after three years in Germany and I hope to be successful here at Manchester City.

“The ideas and the planning behind this Club are very hopeful and it’s a new adventure so I’m delighted to be here right now.”

And ahead of flying out to join his new team mates at their Tenerife training camp, the Dutch international midfielder added: “The Stadium looks great and I think it can only be better when it’s full of people.

“I’m looking forward to playing here and everybody knows that the Premier League is maybe the biggest competition in the world.”

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