Barca Earmark Man City Star To Replace Pedro

Can Jesus save Luis Enrique's Barca?
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Can Jesus save Luis Enrique's Barca?

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have earmarked Man City's lightening-quick winger Jesus Navas as an ideal replacement for Pedro, who departed the club for Chelsea earlier in the summer. Barcelona, who are currently under a transfer embargo and cannot register any new players until January, were said to be reluctant to let Pedro go because of the lack of replacements available, and will certainly not hesitate to move in the transfer market again once their embargo is lifted.

As for signing Navas, Mundo Deportivo claims that he would bring 'quality, dribbling and hunger' to Luis Enrique's side, although it is unclear how he would force himself into a side with Messi, Suarez and Neymar leading the line. That being said, Navas is no longer a guaranteed starter in the City line-up either, with the £105m signings of Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne putting his place in serious jeopardy at the Etihad. With no incentive to stick around, and also famously suffering from homesickness in his time at Eastlands, perhaps Navas would be better served as a squad player in the Nou Camp.