The news this morning in the Mirror online is that Newcastle are now keen to take Manchester City free agent Jesus Navas to St. James’ Park this summer.
Navas is a free agent after leaving the Etihad at the end of last month and those are the types of deals Newcastle will be keen on doing this summer, with money seemingly in short supply – at least compared to other Premier League clubs.
The news is that Newcastle have made a move and put a proposal to the player’s agent on the compensation Newcastle are willing to pay Navas if he will join the north-east club.
31 year-old Manchester City free agent Jesus Navas
Navas is trying to do a deal with his former club Sevilla, whom he joined way back in 2000 and was with before joining City back in 2013 for £15M.
The talks with the Spanish club have stalled and Sevilla are refusing to offer the 31 year-old more than £1.3M a year in wages – which is a round £25K/week.
So this is an opportunity for Newcastle to move in and do a deal quickly and we did enquire about Navas in May this year – according to our records.
The Mirror is reporting that Navas has to make some decision by next Sunday, if he wants to move back to Sevilla on £1.3M/year wages.
Navas has played a massive 393 times for Sevilla with 35 goals and 76 assists and at Manchester City over the last four years he’s played 183 games with 8 goals and 38 assists.
This is an opportunity for Newcastle to pick up a very experienced player fairly cheaply, say for a couple of years.
It would be a bit of a coup if we can do it and Rafa is said to be keen to sign the 35 times capped Spanish International winger.