Sevilla to face stiff competition for Jesus Navas
Sevilla and Roma are reportedly battling it out for Manchester City winger Jesus Navas.
Navas, 31, will be out of contract at the Etihad based club in June 2018 and reports are indicating he wouldn’t be offered any contract extension.
In this scenario, a return to his boyhood club Sevilla is on the cards for the Spaniard. Navas previously expressed his desire to return to Sevilla before retirement and this seems to be the perfect opportunity to do so with Sevilla themselves are eager to reunite with their former star and academy product.
According to the Spanish agency AS, Navas has enrolled his son in a Las Palacios school and his representatives are in constant contact with Sevilla. AS further claims that Italian giant AS Roma are also trying to strike a deal to bring Navas to Stadio Olimpico.
Renowned sporting director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo is expected to join the Giallorossi from Sevilla this summer and his close relation with Navas can be a deciding factor behind any such potential deal. But a lucrative offer needs to be put on the desk to lure the Spaniard away from joining his former club to the Italian capital.
This season Navas has made 26 appearances across all competitions for Manchester City but most them came from the substitute bench or either in FA Cup or EFL Cup competition. He is now surplus to the requirements as clearly he isn’t in Guardiola’s future plans.
Navas who has been capped 35 times by Spain, joined Manchester City in 2013 for a reported £14.9m deal. During his 4 year stint with the Etihad outfit, he won the English Premier League in 2014 and two EFL Cups.