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Manchester City tie up Navas transfer

Published: Tuesday 11 June 2013, 22.28CET
Jesús Navas is "looking forward" to playing in the Premier League for Manchester City FC after putting the finishing touches to his move from Sevilla FC for a reported €17.5m.
Manchester City tie up Navas transfer
Jesús Navas celebrates a goal for Spain at UEFA EURO 2012 ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Tuesday 11 June 2013, 22.28CET

Manchester City tie up Navas transfer

Jesús Navas is "looking forward" to playing in the Premier League for Manchester City FC after putting the finishing touches to his move from Sevilla FC for a reported €17.5m.

Manchester City FC have completed the signing of Spain winger Jesús Navas from Sevilla FC.

The Premier League runners-up have not disclosed the transfer fee or length of contract penned by the 27-year-old, but reports say the Citizens have given the player a four-year deal after agreeing to pay the Liga club an initial €17.5m.

Navas completed the formalities of the move, which has been in place for over a week, in New York where he is with the Spain squad preparing to face the Republic of Ireland in a friendly as part of their FIFA Confederations Cup warm-up plans.

Speaking to the City website, Navas said: "I'm very happy with the opportunity and the decision. The Premier League is a competition where the football is very fast and it will suit the way I play. I'm really looking forward to it."

Navas, who joined Sevilla aged 15, leaves his local side after nine full seasons as a first-team player, during which he made 393 appearances and scored 34 goals in all competitions.

He was a key component of Juande Ramos's team that lifted the UEFA Cup in 2006 and 2007, starting the finals against Middlesbrough FC and RCD Espanyol, and also picked up a UEFA Super Cup and two Copa del Rey winners' medals at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

Navas was also a member of the Spain squad that triumphed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012. The 24-cap international is City's second acquisition of the summer following the capture last week of Fernandinho from FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

Last updated: 11/06/13 22.43CET

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