Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Profile: Fernandinho

Brazilian set to follow Navas to Manchester

By Aaron Leggott

It seems that Manchester City have learnt their lessons from last year as they look to seal their deals as soon as possible this summer. With Navas all but a City player, it looks like Fernandinho will also be wearing Sky Blue next season, pending a medical.

Sky Sources have quoted a fee of £34 million has been agreed between City and Fernandinho's current club Shakhtar Donetsk, but figures are believed to be nearer the £25 million mark. 

Fernandinho looks set to leave Shakhtar after seven years
Official Shakhtar Facebook
After making an impressive 184 appearances for Shakhtar, the Brazilian holding midfielder is set to bolster City's midfield as the Blues look to make a serious statement next season. For those who don't know much about him, here are some facts for you:

Name: Fernando Luiz Rosa (Fernandinho)

Age: 28

Position: Defensive midfielder

Club Appearances: 256 

Club goals: 45

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Navas excited by City move

By Aaron Leggott

Jesús Navas has expressed his eagerness to finalise his move to Manchester City as he looks set to be the first player to sign this summer:

Navas, who previously turned down a move to Chelsea in 2006 thanks to chronic homesickness, is set to get his chance to prove himself on one Europe's biggest stages. He said:

"It's a good project and it was the moment to make the step. 

It was my choice. I'm very happy with the decision."

Navas in action for Sevilla against Real Sociedad
Official Sevilla Facebook

Monday, 3 June 2013

Profile: Jesús Navas

Sevilla winger moves to City - but who is he?

By Aaron Leggott

In the last hour, Sevilla announced that Jesús Navas was set to have a medical with City on their official site, with the deal to bring the Spaniard to Manchester all but done.

After spending the last 10 years at Los Rojiblancos, Navas has decided that it is time for a new challenge as he sets to make the trip to the 2011/12 Premier League champions. 
Official Sevilla Facebook

So what can he bring to the City team? Here is a quick profile on Navas for those who haven't seen much of him during his decade at Sevilla:

Name: Jesús Navas

Age: 27

Position: Winger

Club Appearances: 284

Club goals: 23