NUFC in ‘pole position’ to sign former Man City winger according to club’s official media partner

According to the club’s official media partner, The Mirror, Newcastle have moved into pole position to sign former Manchester City winger Jesus Navas on a free agent.

The Spanish International is a free agent after seeing his contract expire at the Etihad this summer and was close to sealing a return to Sevilla, however talks are believed to have stalled after the La Liga side refused to up their contract offer of £1.3million a year.

The Mirror state that the situation has alerted Rafa Benitez, who has put a proposal to the player’s agent.

Navas failed to hit the heights at the Etihad since his £15m move from Sevilla in 2013, but he will be a player fellow Spaniard Benitez will be well aware of.

He bagged just 4 goals in 123 games for City however, and despite racking up 26 assists, I envisage him losing his pace and ability to take on a man soon enough, with him turning 32 in November.

Given his age and lack of impact during his time in the Premier League, this is not a deal we feel Newcastle should pursue.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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