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Nigel de Jong

31-Year-Old Midfielder/Defender     Los Angeles Galaxy  MLS


Netherlands

Birthdate:  November 30, 1984    Birthplace:  Amsterdam, Netherlands    Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  5' 9"    
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January 31, 2016    Nigel de Jong News

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De Jong signed with the Galaxy on Saturday on a free transfer from AC Milan, the Los Angeles Times reports.

De Jong was released from the final two-and-a-half years of his contract with the Italian giants, allowing him to sign a one-year deal with Los Angeles for a non-DP spot, though it is believed the club used target allocation money. The Galaxy have made number of big-name signings this offseason, including Ashley Cole and Jelle Van Damme, though they are clearly all on the latter stages of their careers.

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January 5, 2016

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Leicester City are expected to make a 2 million transfer bid for De Jong, according to the Daily Mail.

The midfielder played in the Premier League with Manchester City from 2009 to 2012, winning the FA Cup in 2011. Leicester is looking to fill a potential void in defensive midfield options should Gokhan Inler leave.

June 26, 2015

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The free agent midfielder has signed a two-year contract to remain with AC Milan, Football Italia reports.

De Jong could have gone to Manchester United, but decided to stay with AC Milan. This is a nice signing for Milan.

July 9, 2014

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De Jong surprisingly started the Netherlands' World Cup semifinal match against Argentina on Wednesday, but he lasted only 62 minutes before he had to be subbed off.

De Jong was clearly not in top fitness for the match, and his substitution was Louis van Gaal's second of the match, one which ended up going into extra time. It is possible that he could play in the third-place game against Brazil, although it's unclear if he suffered a setback in the match that could delay his season debut with AC Milan.

July 1, 2014

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De Jong suffered a tear in his groin during the Netherlands' Round of 16 win over Costa Rica on Monday, and he will be sidelined for two-to-four weeks, the Associated Press reports.

De Jong came off after just nine minutes Monday and it appears very unlikely that he will play again in the World Cup, even if the Dutch advance to the final. Depending on his quickly he can recover, it wouldn't be surprising if he started off his Serie A season with AC Milan a bit slower than usual.

June 29, 2014

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De Jong, who played just eight minutes against Mexico before leaving the pitch with a groin pull, is out for the quarterfinal match against Costa Rica, Football Italia reports.

No team can afford to lose anyone in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

May 4, 2014

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De Jong scored the only goal in AC Milan's 1-0 win over rival Inter on Sunday.

De Jong may play a key role for the Netherlands in the World Cup, so having him in good form is very important at this stage.

April 23, 2014

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The Dutch midfielder is one of the top players who will face a suspension for this weekend's Serie A matches, Football Italia reports.

See the full list of players suspended so you don't accidentally use one for your fantasy team.