PSV and Holland’s captain has hailed de Jong’s move to Milan…
Former Milan man Mark Van Bommel believes bringing in Nigel De Jong as his replacement was “their best signing of the summer.”
The 35-year-old veteran has played alongside the midfielder for the national side and drew comparisons between himself and the Milan’s new man.
“He is an excellent buy for Milan and he plays almost the same way as I do,” Van Bommel told Milan Channel. De Jong is a bit like [Gennaro] Gattuso, in that he works both for the forwards and the defenders. He plays for the team.”
“He was their best signing of the summer. I think he will quickly settle in to Serie A, as all Dutch players tend to do. He’s talented tactically and, although his technique isn’t perhaps exceptional, it is effective.”
The former Manchester City midfielder replaces Van Bommel, who signed for PSV over the summer.