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Jesus Navas: Man City deal four months in the making

Sevilla midfielder Jesus Navas is excited about moving to Manchester City.

Sevilla confirmed on Monday night they had accepted an offer from City for the 27-year-old Spain winger, with reports suggesting the deal could be worth up to £24million.

Speaking on Tuesday, Navas was quoted as saying by the Spanish media: "We've been talking with Manchester City for four months. The decision is taken.

"There had been rumours (about Real Madrid), but Manchester City were in from the start and I had decided some time ago. It's a good project and it was the moment to make the step.

"The Premier League is a competition where the football is very fast. I'm really looking forward to it. Manchester City are making a great team.

"I'm going from Sevilla, which is a very nice place, and I'm going to a great club in England."

He added on Sevilla's official website: "It was my choice. I'm very happy with the decision. I wanted to continue growing there and they've put a lot of faith in me and I want to continue doing well there.

"It's difficult because I've spent many years enjoying playing in front of these fans but I've made my decision, I wanted to go there. It's a good step for me and I never had any hesitation.

"I want to thank the (Sevilla) fans and the club for all that they've given me."

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