Jesus Navas has finally completed his move to City this afternoon. The transfer was first mentioned earlier in June but was not formally completed until today. Navas underwent a medical in New York to complete the deal which is reported to be worth £14.9 million. After spending 10 years at Spanish club Sevilla, and making 393 appearances and scoring 34 goals, the 27 year old has made the first move of his career by coming to Manchester. Upon signing he said:
Manchester City is an exciting project and this is the right moment for me to take this step. I’m very happy with the opportunity and the decision. The Premier League is a competition where the football is very fast and will suit the way I play. I’m really looking forward to it.
I’m going to a great club in England and I want to continue developing my game there. The Club has put a lot of faith in me and I want to repay them out on the pitch.
Navas has 24 for caps for Spain and has won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012. Domestically, he is well decorated after winning two UEFA Cups, a UEFA Super Cup, two Copa Del Rey titles and the Spanish Super Cup during his time at Sevilla. His arrival at City wil provide much needed width and it is hoped that his blistering pace will provide another attacking dimension as City look to remodel under the new manager, widely expected to be Manuel Pellegrini.
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Written by Robert Toole