Nigel de Jong plans to see out his career at Manchester City

Last updated : 25 January 2011 By Daily Mail

The Dutch midfielder arrived at Eastlands from Hamburg in January 2009, since when he has established himself as one of the most combative players in the Premier League.

Although his physical style has attracted unwanted attention at times, his tackle on Hatem Ben Arfa during the home win over Newcastle earlier this season drew criticism that followed his X-rated World Cup final challenge on Xabi Alonso, it has not obscured the quality and dynamism that has helped push City towards a Champions League berth.

Staying on: Nigel de Jong wants to finish his career with Manchester City

But, although he may be coveted across Europe, De Jong is happy where he is.

'I can't ever see myself leaving this club,' the 26-year-old told the official Manchester City magazine, Manc.

'City have done so much for me as a player and a person over the last two years. Now the plan is to be successful for a long time to come.'

De Jong's unselfish approach has allowed more flamboyant members of the City side to strut their stuff further up the field.

Pushing on: De Jong would like to be used by boss Mancini in a more attacking role

Indeed, it has been suggested manager Roberto Mancini does not require a tight three-man midfield due to De Jong's presence.

However, he is keen to start getting forward more often, and maybe even break his goalscoring duck, which now extends to 84 games after he hit the post in Saturday's surprise defeat at Aston Villa.

'I am getting closer but to score a goal for City will be brilliant,' he said.

'I haven't got a celebration planned, even though I've had plenty of time to think about it.'

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail