Man City winger Navas set for Sevilla return – report

Date published: Wednesday 12th April 2017 9:40

Jesus Navas: Set for Sevilla return

Manchester City winger Jesus Navas is expected to rejoin Sevilla when his contract expires at the end of the season. 

The right winger joined the Citizens from Sevilla back in 2013 for £15.9million but has struggled to adapt to Premier League football.

This season, Navas has been largely ineffective during his limited appearance for City. The 31-year-old has started just 10 games and came off the bench eight times, failing to register a goal and an assist.

The Spain international has just three months remaining on his City contract and it is expected he will be one of many leaving the Manchester club at the end of the season.

A number of clubs are said to be interested in Navas, however, he is expected to make a return to Sevilla, the club where he made 388 appearances in a ten-year spell prior to his move to the Premier League.

Discussing a possible move for their former player, Sevilla president Jose Castro admitted the winger could return to the club in the summer.

“Jesus Navas could be one of the players the club work on. He’s out of contract [in the summer] and has given his life to this club,” Castro told a news conference.

“We’re working on many players and of course he could be an option, but we don’t want to divert attention away from the present.

“Right now we have to back the squad we have, which is getting good results. This is the squad that has to hit the target we’ve set out, which is to be in the Champions League.”

However, Castro played down rumours that Sevilla were interested in signing Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno.

He added: “It’s information that has come out that doesn’t have any truth. I am not aware of that.”

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