Mexican forward Hirving Lozano has revealed his desire to join Manchester United, after being linked to the club last summer. The player was scouted by United, but the links never materialized.
21-year old Lozano is on fire, scoring 15 goals in 26 games this season already. The forward plays for Liga MX club Pahuca, and also for the Mexican National team. The same scout who unearthed ‘super sub’ Javier Hernandez for United, also scouted ‘Chucky’ last summer.
Lozano had previously revealed his admiration for United manager Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. His latest statement to Univision hints that he harbours hopes for a move to Old Trafford.
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“I believe many [leagues] are beautiful, I like the English and the Spanish very much. The one I would like most is Manchester, I like this club a lot and it’s a very important club.
“But let’s see how things are and decide, ” he was reported as saying.
Manchester United are desperately looking for more goal-scoring options upfront. Ibrahimovic is the only player to hit double figures in the league this season, and he is yet to sign a contract extension. In the situation, a young forward would be a great addition to the team.
Lazano, who has won 13 caps for Mexico, played in last year’s Copa America and is likely to feature in the Confederations Cup in the summer.