Hirving Lozano has admitted he is ready to leave PSV Eindhoven this summer, amid transfer links to Manchester United.
The PSV ace has been the subject of plenty of transfer speculation this season, with United and Spurs known to have expressed an interest in the 23-year-old, as reported by The Express.
It’s been a while since we had a Mexican at United and the last one was an instant hit among fans. Javier Hernandez came out of nowhere and started banging in the goals after being signed by Sir Alex Ferguson, so maybe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Lozano could have the same impact at Old Trafford.
Lozano has scored 21 goals and recorded 12 assists for PSV this season. Those numbers would be welcome at Old Trafford but the Premier League is a big step up from the Eredivisie.
The Mexico international has declared his intention to move on this summer.
Speaking to Voetbal International (h/t TeamTalk): “I think I’m ready to take a step forward. But it makes no sense to talk about things that could happen, my heart is with PSV and I’m not sure what will happen tomorrow.”
However, it’s not going to be an easy ride for United since the Champions League is his main ambition, and we’re stuck in the Europa League for one year at least.
“The Champions League is the stage to which I aspire it is also necessary if you want to become a better footballer,” he added
“It is important for me to play with and against the best players in the world.”
The best players want to be playing in the Champions League but everyone knows United will be back in the competition very soon. This should be seen as a wake-up call; one we don’t want to experience again.
But being in the Europa League could still work in our favour next season. As we learned in 2017, it’s a good tournament to win and it’s another way into the Champions League.
Solskjaer could use the Europa League to blood some of the youngsters or any of the new signings he picks up this summer.