A Mexican wunderkind is set to join Manchester United.
Reports out of Mexico state that winger Hirving Lozano, 20, could seal a transfer to the Red Devils from Liga MX side Pachuca after he is expected to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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Lozano played in all four of Mexico’s games at Copa America Centenario this summer and he’s considered a future star for El Tri.
The report from Futbol Entre Lineas claims that Lozano’s father-in-law has confirmed the deal will take place.
Pachuca’s vice-president Andre Fassi has previously told ESPN that they’ve been in talks with United after their chief scout Jim Lawlor has been in Mexico watching Lozano and his teammates Erick Gutierrez and Rodolfo Pizarro closely.
Nicknamed “Chucky” in Mexico, Lozano has burst onto the scene over the past 12 months as he now has seven caps and one goal to his name with the Mexican national team. With Pachuca he scored 12 times in 40 Liga MX appearances in 2016 and he can operate on the left, cutting in on his favored right foot.
He possesses wing-wizadry and an incredible ability to ghost past defenders with the ball at his feet, while the strikes below aren’t bad either…
Sounds like Lozano will follow in the footsteps of El Tri teammate Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in switching Liga MX for Old Trafford.