Dutch club PSV Eindhoven have been doing the rounds regarding transfer speculation of their key player Hirving Lozano, as he looks likely to seek new pastures next summer.
The highly talented winger has garnered interest from the Premier League, with Arsenal monitoring his situation closely. As per Daily Mail, Lozano is being targeted by the Gunners as a possible replacement for outgoing Alexis Sanchez, with Arsene Wenger keen to fill up the void. But the player has previously stated that his preference lies with Gunners’ rivals, the Red Devils, if they come calling.
The situation for Lozano has mixed up nicely, with Arsenal likely to make a bid when Sanchez does leave the Emirates. The Chilean saw a bid accepted by Arsenal from Man City on the deadline day this summer, but the deal fell through as Wenger could not get his No. 1 target Thomas Lemar despite agreeing terms with Monaco.
Wenger is still interested in Lemar, and could make a mammoth bid once again, but with the possibility of the Frenchman coming to London seeming slim, Lozano could be the perfect foil.
Things could get more interesting if United join the race, as they could not sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan this summer. Jose is likely to go for a winger next summer, and if Lozano keeps up his performances, he could well be on the Mancunian club’s radar.
Earlier this year, according to Per Univision, the player himself stated that he prefers a move to United, claiming it to be an important club. He was quoted as saying: “I believe many leagues are beautiful. I like the English and the Spanish very much. But let’s see how things are and decide. The one I would like most is Manchester [United]. I like this club a lot and it’s a very important club.”
The 22-year-old Mexican international is one of the most exciting prospects in Europe, and is quickly gaining the status of a potentially vital player for any club he joins.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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