The left-back, who is set to return from a groin injury for Saturday's match at Hull City, believes that his fellow Netherlands international has all the qualities required to be a success in England.
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"I played against him in Holland and he is a good player," the defender said in quotes reported by The Stoke Sentinel.
"He is a big striker with great technique and good scoring ability.
"Because he is tall, he is also good in the air and, for his height, he's got a good technique to control and shoot.
"From my opinion of him in Holland, I know he is a good player and would be really good here.
"I don't know if it's going to happen, though, we will have to wait and see. But he would be a good signing."
De Jong moved to Gladbach in July 2012 for €15 million (£12.6m) but has found first-team opportunities increasingly hard to come by at the Bundesliga club, with six goals in his 23 appearances to date.