AS report this morning that Arsenal are interested in snapping up Spanish winger Jesus Navas from Sevilla. They do so however, with the same ‘meh’ tone that English tabloids use to link us with Sebastien Frey and Philippe Mexes.
The 26-year-old winger, who is under contract until 2015, has been repeatedly linked with a move to North London over the last few years with Arsene Wenger apparently not put off by his experience working with Jose ‘me-no-likey-the-rain-or-the-food’ Antonio Reyes or the player’s €35m buyout clause.
A central figure at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Navas made his 350th appearance for the Sevilla at the weekend and is tipped, should he stay, to become the club’s most capped player ever. The report claims we could test the water with a cheeky €15m euro initial offer.
Even without Theo Walcott putting pen-to-paper on a new deal and speculation rife that Andrey Arshavin could still leave the club on a permanent basis this summer, it still feels like something of a stretch to believe that the boss is on the lookout for another teeny-tiny, technically brilliant Spanish midfielder.
Arseblog News certainly thinks Navas is a decent player, he proved that again at Euro 2012, but we suggest the above is taken with a pinch of salt.