Manchester City has completed the signing of Spanish winger Jesus Navas from Sevilla in a deal worth an initial £14.9m, potentially rising to £15.9m over the course of the contract.
Navas has been with Sevilla throughout his career and will be teaming up with fellow Spaniard David Silva at the Etihad stadium. He was part of Spain’s successful 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 squads and has been named in the 23-man party named for the FIFA Confederation Cup.
Navas has made 393 appearances for Sevilla scoring 34 goals and has won six major trophies; a UEFA Super Cup, Two UEFA Cups, two Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup over the past nine seasons.
The 27-year-old passed his medical and met with former City midfielder Claudio Reyna in New York where he was presented with his new colours.
Navas is City’s second summer signing after Fernandinho completed his transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk last week. In a statement released on the club’s website, Navas expressed delights over his new deal.
“Manchester City is an exciting project and this is the right moment for me to take this step,” he said. “I’m very happy with the opportunity and the decision.
“The Premier League is a competition where the football is very fast and will suit the way I play. I’m really looking forward to it.”