Mexico’s Hirving Lozano is ready for a move to the Premier League, amid interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, according to his national team coach.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a £42m move to the English top flight pair after enjoying a fruitful first season with PSV Eindhoven. Lozano went a long way to justifying that price tag by netting the winner as Mexico shocked holders Germany in their World Cup opener on Sunday.
And his manager Carlos Osorio is predicting big things for the forward, who is braced for a big role with his country this summer.
‘I think Hirving, since he moved to PSV Eindhoven, I think he has made the next step up,” Osorio told Sky Sports. ‘He’s an unbelievable prospect. ‘His pace, his ability to take people on makes me believe that he is a player that will go very far, hopefully he can show that in the next game.
‘I just think that whoever takes a chance on him will do well. His pace and again his ability to take people on, he can play in any league and any place. ‘I think he will be able to – and he has the tools to play – in the Premier League.’
Lozano netted 19 goals and contributed 11 assists in all competitions for PSV last term, his first campaign in a major European league after leaving Pachuca last summer.
Everton, Manchester United and West Ham United have also been linked with Lozano, who can play on either wing or centrally and the volume of suitors tracking the player is likely to swell this summer should his impressive performances continue.
For the time being, Lozano’s focus will be on helping Mexico qualify for the last 16 at the World Cup. They face South Korea in their second group game on Saturday before their concluding group match against Sweden next week.