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De Jong signs with Man City

Nigel de Jong has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Manchester City.

The Dutch international was signed from German club Hamburg after the two clubs agreed to a deal earlier this week.

The 24-year old joins other recent signings at City in Wayne Bridge and Craig Bellamy and is looking forward to the next phase of his career.

"I feel very good and for me it is the next step in my own career after three years in Germany," he told the club's official website.

"I hope to be successful here.

"The ideas and the planning behind this club are very hopeful and it's a new adventure so I'm delighted to be here right now.

"The stadium looks great and I think it can only be better when it's full of people.

"I'm looking forward to playing here and everybody knows that the Premier League is maybe the biggest competition in the world."

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