PSV Eindhoven midfielder and reported Tottenham Hotspur target Hirving Lozano has revealed his intention to leave the Eredivisie club this summer – but would he be a good signing for Spurs?
Football365 write that Lozano said he wants to ‘take a step forward’, with fellow Premier League club Manchester United also interested in his services.
The 23-year-old has had no problem adapting to life in Europe so far, scoring 40 league goals in two seasons with the Dutch club.
None of the north London club’s wide options come close to matching that feat, with Son Heung-min managing 24, Dele Alli scoring 14 and Erik Lamela registering six in that same time period.
The Mexican international is primarily used on the left wing for his current club, where he can cut inside onto his deadly right foot in order to punish the opposition.
As well as his shooting abilities, he is known for his willingness to take on and beat a man, which is something that Mauricio Pochettino is lacking in his squad at the moment, and possesses good vision and passing for a wide man.
His position means he would fit into the formation the north London club tend to favour, and the ex-Pachuca man can also play on the right and centrally if required, giving Pochettino some other options.
One negative would be his temperament, with Lozano known to react aggressively when he deems that he has been unnecessarily and aggressively fouled.
The winger signed a six-year contract when he joined in PSV in 2017, and that coupled with his rising profile means Daniel Levy would have to fork out a hefty fee for the player.
However, should he be able to replicate his scoring form of the last two seasons such outlay would be worth it, with the Mexican keen to test himself in the Champions League.