Hamburg laugh at Man city over Nigel de Jong deal

January 22, 2009 2:05am CST
ManCity amazingly handed Hamburg £19million for Nigel de Jong despite knowing he would cost just £2.3m at the end of the season.City’s pursuit of the 24-year-old has made them a laughing stock as De Jong had a clause in his Hamburg contract stating he would be available for just £2.3m this summer. So if the Eastlands had waited four months they could have bagged him for a staggering £16.7m less. de jong is a good player, but is he worth spending 19.3 million oh him. they nearly purchased him 9 times of his actually price. many good players in the epl are better and available cheaper than him. well, i cant understand there transfer policy. City are just showing how little regard they have for money. this deal is ridiculous. Hamburg have hit a jackpot, they are luck, how can they refuse the offers like that. they bought him for 1 million from ajax in 2006.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
27 Jan 09
As one of my friends says: "Stupidity costs!". This kind of people, so stupid, deserve to be tricked and to lose money! I strongly doubt they needed de Jong so desperately right now. They do need players, because they are playing lame football, but there are many players much better and cheaper than that.
• India
25 Jan 09
19mill is too much for a defensive mid player ....he si good ...but i think man city has too much n don't knw to bring the players .. well i would gone for some good domestic spirited players ....tat would enabled them turn tis season around ......well they need to build a good team first .....then go for KAKA n other superstar ...tat is the best thing they hav to do be a successful club their rivals manu...