Roma linked with Jesus Navas


Il Corriere dello Sport: An old idea, which could come to fruition: Jesus Navas to Roma. This hypothesis is being worked on along with the arrival of Monchi, who is familiar with the player and would like to be reunited with him. But there is also Sevilla trying to bring him “home” on a free transfer from Manchester City, with the input from manager Jorge Sampaoli, but the negotiations seem to be stalling and now Roma have their chance to land the player.

Roma have already offered the player a higher contract and the Spanish media suggests the Giallorossi lead the race. Navas, 31, will be available on a free transfer in June as City have not even offered him a contract renewal given that Guardiola rarely has fielded the player as a starter. Given his experience and his quality, plus his no cost, Jesus Navas represents an opportunity that intrigues Roma. Roma have been a bit put-off by the player’s asking price of €3 million in wages, but it isn’t seen as prohibitive and shouldn’t be an issue.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.