Manchester United target and PSV forward Hirving Lozano ‘agrees £34m deal’ with Napoli – reports

4 May

PSV forward Hirving Lozano has agreed to join Napoli in a £34million deal, according to reports.

The Mexican winger has been a long-term target for Manchester United since he shone at last summer’s World Cup in Russia, where he scored a memorable solo goal against Germany.

Lozano has enjoyed a superb season in the Dutch top-flight

Lozano’s superb form has continued this season, with the 23-year-old netting 17 goals and adding 7 assists in 30 Eredivisie matches.

Inevitably, his fine displays in the Netherlands have caught the eye of a host of top clubs from around Europe.

Man United have been frontrunners for his signature, but reports in Italy claim a deal with Serie A side Napoli is all but done.

Corriere dello Sport report a meeting has taken place between the player’s agent, Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti and the club’s owner Aurelio de Laurentiis.

A fee of around £34m is believed to have been agreed between the parties and Lozano is set sign a five-year deal with the Naples club.

And the next time Lozano plays he may well be wearing the famous blue shirt as his season came to a premature end due to injury last month.

He injured his knee in PSV’s clash against Willem II but fortunately avoided ligament damage.

Napoli are set to finish as runners up to Juventus for the second consecutive season, with the Old Lady sealing their eighth straight Serie A triumph last month.

Manchester United transfer news: Hirving Lozano ‘dreams’ of Old Trafford move

30 Mar

Manchester United transfer target Hirving Lozano ‘dreams’ of playing for the club, according to his former president Jesus Martinez.

Lozano, who starred for Mexico at last summer’s World Cup, has scored 17 goals and registered seven assists for PSV this season.

Hirving Lozano is PSV’s star man

His impressive form has seen him linked with Manchester United and other top clubs in Europe.

And Lozano’s president at old Mexican club Pachuca, Jesus Martinez, wants the 23-year-old to play for United in the future.

He told ESPN Deportes: “What I can say and guarantee is that Hirving has had a Manchester United scout watching him since he was 16.

“They have his whole record. They have everything, videos, goals, behaviour, qualifications.

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“They are one of the clubs with the best scouts and professionals in that area.

“My ultimate dream would be to see [Lozano] at United and Hector [Herrera] at Atletico Madrid. It would be my dream and theirs.”

Lozano scored in Mexico’s 3-1 win against Chile over the international break.

National team boss Gerardo Martino believes Lozano is capable of playing for Europe’s elite clubs.

“I think Hirving has had an influential time in Holland and shown he can be a player who is incredibly valuable and can make the jump to the biggest clubs in Europe.

“It’s clear. I think from the analysis side of the player, he’s absolutely ready.”

Lozano’s PSV deal runs out in 2023.

Chelsea transfer news: Blues to ‘bid £36million’ for Mexico and PSV forward Hirving Lozano

3 Jan

Chelsea are reportedly lining up a £36million bid for Mexico and PSV star Hirving Lozano.

The forward rose to prominence with a string of fine performances for his country at the 2018 World Cup last summer.

Hirving Lozano was one of the World Cup’s standout performers

And his fine form has continued in this season’s Eredivisie as the 23-year-old has scored 11 goals already to guide PSV to the league’s summit.

Speaking after his side’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham, Lozano admitted he dreams of playing in England.

“I think the Premier League is great,” he said. “I think that it would be fabulous to play with any of the clubs, but I would love to play for one of the big clubs. I hope that God gives me the chance.”

He also told talkSPORT he used to like watching Manchester United as a boy.

Spurs, in particular, have plenty to thank Lozano for as it was his goal in his club’s 1-1 draw with Inter that helped Spurs into the knockout stage of the Champions League. PSV finished bottom of the group, but the player still managed two goals and one assist.

Lozano scored two goals and created another during the Champions League group stage

According to Italian newspaper Calciomercato, Lozano could be on his way to Stamford Bridge to give Chelsea’s attack a much-needed boost.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has made no secret of his desire for attacking reinforcements – Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have just six league goals between them this season.

Lozano can play anywhere across the front three, however the Mexican is in high demand, and Chelsea face competition from AC Milan and Napoli for his signature.

It is understood the Blues are keen for the immediate arrival of a forward after £58million signing Christian Pulisic was loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season.

Premier League transfer target Hirving Lozano delighted by English praise and admits he liked Manchester United as a child

7 Nov

PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano has admitted the praise he receives from the English press is ‘special’ and revealed he liked Manchester United as a child.

The Mexican forward, known as Chucky, impressed in both games against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League with his direct running and technical skills.

PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano attempts to evade Tottenham challenges.

He’s previously been linked with a Premier League switch with Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Everton all noted to be interested in the player.

And with the speculation, many parts of the media have lavished praise on Lozano, which he conceded had made him feel proud.

But he wants to continue learning his trade and improve his talents.

He told talkSPORT’s Universo Premier: “It´s nice English papers talk nicely about me. It´s special. Personally I say thanks for the nice words. I always try to improve and give something extra. I will keep on improving.

“I learn a lot from every manager. Every manager passes on something new. Mark van Bommel had a great career and you must learn from every manager.”

PSV Eindhoven stars embrace Hirving Lozano.

And when asked about the teams he enjoyed as a child, he added: “I liked Manchester United a lot. In Spain my favourite team is Barcelona.”

Chelsea transfer news: PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano ‘lined up’ for £30m January move

25 Oct

Hirving Lozano is being lined up for a move in January by Chelsea, according to reports.

The Mexico international played, and was quite outstanding, during PSV Eindhoven’s draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night in the Champions League.

Lozano scored the winner for Mexico against Germany

The 23-year-old struck 17 times in the Dutch top flight last season before scoring the winning goal for his country against Germany at the World Cup in the summer.

Lozano is not short of admirers with Arsenal and Manchester United interested. He was also reportedly tracked by Barcelona throughout the summer transfer window.

In the end, however, the LaLiga champions opted against pressing forward with a formal offer for the Mexican.

Lozano is likely to be the subject of more interest in January though, particularly given the fact he is currently the top scorer in Holland.

The winger scored and was fouled by Hugo Lloris during the game

Chelsea’s scouts have reportedly put forward Lozano as a viable target, who could be brought in for around £30 million.

And, according to Calciomercato, the Blues are seriously considering a bid for the winger.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is weighing up whether to add to his squad in January and he is tempted to bring in another forward.

With Alvaro Morata continuing to struggle in front of goal, Olivier Giroud is the club’s main attacking option.

A move for Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi has been mooted, although the Argentina international declared his intentions to stay at the San Siro – despite receiving offers during the summer.

Three PSV Eindhoven stars Tottenham must be wary of in must-win Champions League clash

24 Oct

Tottenham Hotspur’s hope of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League could be given another blow tonight if PSV Eindhoven have anything to do with it.

The Dutch outfit, like Spurs, have lost their first two clashes in the group stages, being defeated 4-0 by Barcelona and 2-1 by Inter Milan.

PSV Eindhoven line up against Inter Milan.

The strength of the Eredivisie often gets bad press, especially given some of the flop transfers who have chanced their arm in the Premier League, including Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen, who was stripped of his No.9 shirt in the summer.

Eindhoven, though, will be no pushovers, possessing some real star quality which has helped them score 36 goals in nine game – an average of four per game – and concede just THREE in the Dutch top-flight.

So who are the players Tottenham need to worry about in the Netherlands? Find out below.

Hirving Lozano

The Mexican won plenty of fans at World Cup 2018 as he helped his nation knock Germany out of the tournament and he’s carried on where he left off by netting eight goals and creating three in the league.

Playing as part of Van Bommel’s front three, Lozano can play on the left or right, making him fairly unpredictable.

The Mexican ace could trouble Spurs.

He’s both skilful and a diligent worker willing to track back as well as score goals, while also impressing with his ability at set-pieces.

Whoever lines up in defence could be in for a tough evening against the man nicknamed ‘Chucky’.

Gaston Pereiro

The Uruguayan attacking midfielder can unlock tight defences with his delightful left foot, while his drifting movement can cause anyone marking him some real issues.

He’s nimble and quick-witted allowing him to adapt to evolving situations around him and a capable goalscorer with a record of around one in every three matches.

Pereiro is going from strength to strength.

Already a Uruguay international he’s beginning to step up and could soon be on the radar of much bigger clubs as he continues his fourth campaign in the Netherlands.

Pereiro, 23, also once had a ten-day trial at Liverpool along with three other Nacional team-mates.

Angelino

Once on the books at Manchester City, the Spanish left-back flew the nest in the summer after loan spells to New York City FC, Girona, Mallorca, and NAC Breda.

He’s settled in nicely too with three assists already to his name proving he’s a real threat from the flank.

The Spaniard could be the one who got away for Man City.

The 21-year-old isn’t just an attacking full-back though and is capable of clamming up the right flank, where Spurs play 37 per cent of their football.

It may just be Pep Guardiola had the answer to his left-back troubles at the Etihad the whole time.