Manchester City’s Jesus Navas discusses his future

Jesus Navas playing for Sevilla

Jesus Navas is keen on returning to Sevilla to finish his career.

Jesus Navas moved to Manchester in 2013, and he has told Marca that he would want to end his career with former club Sevilla.

Navas started his career with the La Liga club, progressing through their youth academy and going on to make over 350 appearances for them. Despite spending such a large part of his career with them, the winger won little silverware - although he did claim two successive UEFA Cup titles.

He signed for Manchester City in 2013, and won two trophies in his debut Premier League season. The league title and League Cup came his way, and he is a key part of the side fighting for the Champions League this term. At the age of 29, it is suspected that Navas is at the peak of his abilities, and he will likely have to adapt his game in the coming years to rely less on his speed as it diminishes.

There is almost no chance that City would be able to sell the Spanish international for a profit as his abilities start to wane, although he may still have a couple of years left at the top level. After that, it is unlikely that the Manchester-based club would extend his contract, and Navas has told Marca that he would love to move back to Sevilla to end his career with his first club.

When asked whether he will finish his career with Sevilla, the winger replied: “It would be nice to finish there, as it is the club that has given me everything and it would be nice for that end.”

According to Transfermrkt, Navas’s contract runs for another two and a half years yet, making him a free agent in the summer of 2017, and it is unlikely he will leave the club before then. However, when he has nothing more to offer City, it would come as no surprise to see the Spaniard return to his hometown club and pass the 400-game mark with Sevilla.

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