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.
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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
Club Appearances: 284
Club goals: 23
Despite being at a club not known for winning major trophies consistently, Navas boasts a very good set of honours which includes:
UEFA Cup: 2006; 2007
UEFA Super Cup: 2006
Copa del Rey: 2007; 2010
FIFA World Cup: 2010
European Football Championship: 2012
Joining Sevilla's youth system at the age of 15, he finally made his first team debut in November 2003 after coming on as a substitute against Espanyol. However, he was rarely used and didn't make the step to first team regular until the following season, where he played a big part in scoring two goals in 22 games.
He has been ever present since, and played a big part in Sevilla's UEFA Cup, Super Cup and Copa del Rey successes in the past seven years with his pace and trickery as a right winger. His ability to create chances is the thing that attracted Manchester City to him as he topped the tables for this last season.
Below is a video of Navas in action for Sevilla during his career: