Navas considers Casillas for City

Jesus Navas has cheekily spoken of a potential link-up at Manchester City with Iker Casillas, as he reflects on life with the English team.

The winger moved out to the Premier League side this summer having spent his career up until then on the books of hometown club Sevilla.

Included in the latest Spain squad, where discussion has once more focused on Casillas’ inclusion amid struggles to get into the Real Madrid team, the winger has suggested a possible escape abroad for his teammate.

“With all good players, you always want them on your team, they are important,” Navas reflected in conversation with Movistar.

“We are not going to pick up Iker now. We all know that he is a great ‘keeper and of his importance within the team.

“At City there are great goalkeepers, but Iker would be a great reinforcement.”

Navas reflected on his adjustment to life in the north west of England.

“I have been very, very happy right from the start. It was an opportunity that I had and that I had waited a long time to experience.

“I really like the football that they play and the speed with which it is practiced. To enjoy football, that is something unique.

“City are a team that aspire to everything. We are strong, we must move forward with confidence and peace of mind.

“Although we had a setback [losing to Cardiff in the League], we have begun well, whilst we have unfinished business in the Champions League, where we will try to progress.”

Navas is working with La Roja this week in preparation of a 2014 World Cup qualifier away to Finland, a side who held Spain to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in March.

“We know it will be a tight game. They will go with their style of play and we will have to grow into the game and realise what is at stake.

“We have played a lot of games like this, so we must be calm. We have confidence we can get the result.”

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