The Netherlands midfielder believes that it is time for him to move on from the Eredivisie champions and move to a different league if he is to further his international career
The 24-year-old has reportedly attracted interest from top-flight clubs, including Newcastle, over the past two seasons and the attacking midfielder is eyeing up a move to either England or Germany.
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"I think I'm ready for my next step," he told De Telegraaf.
"The World Cup is not an issue in my decision on a new club. The coach [Louis van Gaal] told me that I've got to be in a good shape and play a lot when the tournament is there - only then do I have a chance to go to Brazil - but, if I leave, I want to go to a club where I've got a big chance to play."
Though the feels that there are options in the Premier League, De Jong is keen to ensure that he joins a team playing a style that suits him.
"In England a lot of clubs won't suit me because I want to go to a club that plays football," he explained. "I don't want to go to a club that doesn't involve the midfield in their play."
"[The Premier League] together with the Bundesliga, those are the competitions I prefer. I think, with my type of play, the Bundesliga suits me the best."