If you are a gambling man, putting money on Jesús Navas to return to Sevilla this summer is by far the safest bet, especially in light of reports that he has enrolled his young son in a Los Palacios school.
But according to AS in Spain, there is some competition for the 31-year-old’s signature and they could have something, or rather someone, to make him reconsider his move home.
Serie A club Roma are expecting famed sporting director, Monchi (Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo), to leave Sevilla to join them in the summer. In recent weeks, there has been talk of Real Madrid making an approach for the 48-year-old, but the Giallorossi are confident he’ll honour a verbal promise he made last year.
Monchi’s move from the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to Italy’s capital city could be significant, because he was with Sevilla throughout Navas’ original spell there and has very good relations with the player. And AS believes that the Italian side are preparing a ‘great offer’ to lure Navas their way.
It would have to be some offer to make Navas throw away his dream of returning home to Andalusia. The likelihood is that even Monchi’s expected move from Sevilla to Roma won’t sway Navas, such is his determination for a final stint with a club he originally joined at the age of 15.
The World Cup-winning Spaniard is out of contract at the end of June and will end a four-year stay at Manchester City in which he has won the Premier League and the Capital One Cup twice.