According to The Daily Mirror, Leicester City have submitted a £2 Million bid for AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong, with a £1 million add on should they reach the Champions League.

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De Jong has seen his playing time at AC Milan drastically limited this season, and a reckless tackle against Verona in their last fixture, which led to his first league red card, will not improve his standing with the Italian giants.

Leicester are looking to improve their defensive midfield options, and they would find an experienced, hard tackling midfield general in De Jong. At 31 years of age, De Jong won’t be a long-term fix for Leicester, but given his position and play style, De Jong should have at least a few more seasons left at the top level.

Until recently, De Jong was a regular with the Dutch national team, and was a regular starter in the sides that came in second and third, respectively, at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. He won the Premier League during his last stint in England with Manchester City. Prior to Manchester City and AC Milan, he played at Hamburg after leaving Ajax, where he was an academy player.

Spencer Steevensz (104 Posts)

I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!