Sevilla ‘Kidnap’ Jesus Navas

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Jesus Navas has rejoined his former club Sevilla on a free transfer after being released by Manchester City.

The 31-year-old winger returns to his boyhood club on a three-year contract with the option of a further season, the club confirmed.

Navas had previously joined City from the Spanish side in 2013 on a four-year-deal. The Spanish international becomes the seventh signing under new manager Eduardo Berizzo, joining Luis Muriel, Éver Banega, Nolito, Guido Pizarro, Sébastian Corchia and Simon Kjaer.

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Sevilla released a bizzarre video on social media to announce the signing. The video shows Navas being kidnapped by two masked men and then transported to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

Navas, who had spent 10 seasons with Sevilla in his earlier stint, made 394 appearances and scored 34 goals. He was a part of the squad that won UEFA Cup in 2006 and 2007. He also won UEFA Super Cup in 2006 and two Copa del Reys in 2007 and 2010.