Jesus Navas returning home to Sevilla appeared to be one of the easiest transfer deals to call heading into the summer transfer window, but suddenly it has become something of a saga.
According to Corriere dello Sport in Italy, Roma have offered the 31-year-old a lucrative 3-year deal worth €3 million per season – more than Sevilla can offer their prodigal son.
Also working in Roma’s favour is the arrival of sporting director Monchi from Sevilla, with the Italian newspaper claiming that the 48-year-old deal-maker recently met his ‘pupil’ Navas in Manchester and was so convincing that the Spaniard is now thinking of accepting an Italian adventure.
From Spain comes further evidence that Navas’ return to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán isn’t a done deal yet. According to Marca, whether Navas would be a starter or back-up player for Sevilla could determine if he does return home. Even so, Sevilla remain optimistic of re-signing a player who spent 13 years at the club before joining Manchester City in 2013.
The other potential option is Pep Guardiola deciding he doesn’t want to lose all six out-of-contract players in the summer and retaining Navas, after the winger showed some worth as a makeshift right-back. Pep is known to value versatile players, so could Navas’ new position lead to an unexpected stay at the Etihad?
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