Mexico star Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano was reportedly kicked out of Napoli training due to a lack of effort and he is now free to leave the Serie A club.
Lozano, 24, has not been a regular for Napoli under manager Gennaro Gatusso this season and there have been multiple reports linking him with a move away from the Serie A giants.
According to a Corriere dello Sport report on Lozano, ‘Chucky’ will be allowed to leave Napoli as he isn’t in Gatusso’s plans. The report says he was ‘apathetic’ during training on Monday and was told to leave, as Napoli play in the Coppa Italia final against Juventus in Rome on June 17.
Lozano joined Napoli in a club-record $42 million transfer from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2019 and has had a largely disappointing first season in Naples.
Since Gatusso arrived in December he’s been limited to appearances off the bench and he’s scored twice and added three assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.
Where could he end up?
Lozano was linked with Man City and Liverpool in the past but it has been reported that both Everton and Man United are interested in signing the Mexican winger this summer. Everton would make sense as the man who brought him to Napoli, Carlo Ancelotti, is now the Toffees manager.
The El Tri star clearly doesn’t want to be at Napoli and Napoli don’t want him, so a move makes sense. That said, it doesn’t seem likely that Napoli will recoup the majority of the $42 million they spent on Lozano last summer. Perhaps a loan move makes sense for everyone?