Jesús Navas’ dream of returning to Sevilla when his Manchester City contract expires this summer is close to becoming a reality, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Navas, like his countryman Nolito, has fallen out of favour under Pep Guardiola after the emergence of young wing wizards, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sané, but even prior to that there were many reports that he would return to Andalusia when his City deal expired this year.
And that is now almost certain to happen with ‘constant contacts’ taking place between his representatives and Sevilla chiefs. Navas, who returns to Seville whenever he can, is known to struggle with homesickness and had to overcome it to join City in 2013. And the clearest sign yet that he will be returning to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán is the fact that he has enrolled his son, who turns five in July, in a Los Palacios school.
Navas is much loved by fans back in Seville, certainly more than those in Manchester, many of whom have grown frustrated by his inconsistent form after an impressive debut campaign under Pellegrini, and a return to Sevilla this summer makes sense on every level.
After four seasons away, the 31-year-old Premier League and World Cup winner believes this is the right time to return home and he will be welcomed back with open arms.