Arsenal are stepping up their interest in two of the Spanish international side, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo, who play in the capital of Andalusia with Sevilla FC. It is a fiercely proud club and has enjoyed success in the past,winning the Spanish Copa Del Rey two years ago and winning two UEFA cups in a row in 2006 and 2007.
At the minute, however, Sevilla are struggling financially and are faced with the necessity of selling some of their best players to balance the books. Arsene Wenger did a similar thing in the summer with Santi Cazorla and Malaga, and that has been a fantastic move for the Gunners.
26-year old Navas, a talented and dangerous winger, was linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer but it never came off, perhaps because the deal for Cazorla popped up. Navas would be used exclusively as a winger and he is a real specialist in that position.
27-year old Negredo is a strong and skilful striker with a very good record. Going back to 2007 when he played in La Liga for Almeria, Negredo has scored 32 in &0 games for them, 48 in 108 league games for Sevilla and six in his 12 appearances for Spain.
There are rumours that Navas is reluctant to leave Spain, but if he was to come at the same time as his team mate, Negredo, to a club that already has two happy Spaniards playing for it, he would soon settle. Navas has even told the Spanish media that he is not averse to the idea of moving.
“I’m happy at Sevilla but if an offer arrives, we’ll see. You always want to improve.”