According to reports in The Mirror, Newcastle United are leading the race to sign former Manchester City winger Jesus Navas after his return to Sevilla stalled over his wage demands.
The 31-year-old was released by the Citizens this summer following the expiry of his contract, and he is now available on a free transfer.
Magpies manager Rafa Benitez is keen to bring some experience into the team before the start of next season in order to ensure that the club don’t find themselves in a relegation battle, and he has received a boost with the news that the La Liga outfit are refusing to pay Navas more than £1.3m-a-year, according to The Mirror.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.
While some feel he would be a great signing and that the club should wrap a deal up as soon as possible, others believe that he all can do is run and he is unable to score or create.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Be a great signing for a club like us.
— FɪᴇʀᴄᴇBᴇᴀᴛs?? (@FierceBassBoost) July 9, 2017
have people seen stuff i haven't? he runs fast nd thats it. dosent create much. doesn't score much. !!
— Craig Devine (@sir_craigdevine) July 9, 2017
— Felix_NUFC (@Felix_NUFC) July 9, 2017
He couldn't finish his dinner….
— Finbar crampsey (@Finnyking34) July 9, 2017
He can't cross a ball ffs! He's all pace & nothing else.
— Mark500 (@MarkLawson500) July 9, 2017
Sort it rafa sign navas asap
— WAYNE HALL (@hallwayne04) July 9, 2017
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