Sky Sports in the UK states that Mexico star Hirving “Chucky” Lozano is close to signing for Premier League side Manchester City.
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Per the report Lozano, 21, would go on loan to PSV Eindhoven in Holland for two years as part of the deal.
Lozano has excelled both for Mexico and club side Pachuca in Liga MX over the past two seasons — he has 30 goals in his last 85 appearances for Pachuca — and he gave U.S. national team right back DeAndre Yedlin a tough time with his tricky display out on the left wing.
Man City has followed Chelsea’s lead in loading up on top talents from across the world and then loaning them out or gently introducing them to the first team under Pep Guardiola‘s guidance.
Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane have already established themselves as regulars in City’s first team, but the likes of Patrick Roberts, Kelechi Iheanacho, Aleix Garcia, Marlos Moreno and Oleksandr Zinchenko are seen as future stars for the Manchester club but are all unlikely to get ahead of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Co. anytime soon.
Would a move to City be a good one for Lozano? It’s tough to say.
It is unlikely that he’d be anywhere near Guardiola’s starting lineup for the foreseeable future (hence the loan to PSV) but a move to Europe would certainly help him develop his skills and moving to Eindhoven to play alongside fellow Mexican stars Andres Guardardo and Hector Moreno would also be a good fit for the youngster and help him settle in to life outside of Mexico.
Chucky has shone in Liga MX and in the CONCACAF Champions League and now it is time to try and take his talents to the next level. This seems like a good deal for everyone concerned and the transfer fee would not be huge, perhaps around $20 million, so City can continue to stockpile some of the brightest young talent on the planet and at the very least make cash from loan deals or maybe selling them on after a few years.
Yes, so, basically just like Chelsea.