I've watched 2-3 Ajax games with him. No, he's got nothing in common with Dinho, not physical/athletic enough. Can't see him playing as pivot in a tougher league. But he has qualities to be a great 8, the closest analogy is Modric. Besides remarkable spatial awareness, De Jong has a burst of pace that allows to shake off markers easily. Just watch the comp I posted above. He's just agreed a new contract and isn't going anywhere.