De Jong delight at move
Dutchman ready for AC adventure
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: 31/08/12 9:06am
Nigel de Jong: Happy to join Milan
Nigel de Jong has expressed his delight at joining AC Milan after the Dutch international midfielder arrived in Italy.
Milan will confirm the signing of the Manchester City midfielder on Friday after he arrived at the San Siro late on Thursday.
The player has already finalised his deal with the club, and City have sanctioned the move after coming to agreement with Milan.
"I'm happy, AC Milan is a great club and they are a new important chance for me in my life," he told Sky Sports Italia.
"Everyone knows AC Milan's history. Everyone wants to play for AC Milan as a child.
"With this team we can compete both in Italy and in Europe, we have so many good players."
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani told Italian TV 7 Gold of his delight: "We think De Jong is one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe.
"We believe we are making a good last market week with Niang, Bojan and De Jong. We thank president Silvio Berlusconi, who again has built a competitive AC Milan to win the Scudetto.
"(AC Milan coach, Massimiliano) Allegri has to worry now because our goal is no longer the third place, but the first. Among the players arrived in Italy from abroad, De Jong is the best."