According to a recent report by Corriere dello Sport (as reported by Arena Napoli), Everton are planning on making a move to secure the signature of Hirving Lozano from Napoli at the end of this campaign. The same source has also claimed that the Toffees will have to cough up around €40m-€42m (£34m-£35.7m) if they want the Naples outfit to part ways with their prized asset.
Lozano’s Underwhelming Spell At Naples
The Mexican international has struggled to hit top form since moving to Napoli from PSV Eindhoven last summer. He has featured in 27 matches for the Italian outfit this term, scoring three goals while providing two assists in all competitions.
He has averaged 1.2 shots, 0.8 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in the Italian top-flight this season (stats via whoscored).
The ex-Pachuca playmaker has also secured 39 senior caps for the Mexican national side and has scored ten goals for his nation in the process. He is destined to have a very bright future for his country at the international level, having helped them reach the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia less than two years ago.
What Will The Mexican International Bring To Goodison Park?
Lozano is one of the quickest players in the Italian first division and is a hard man to catch in a 1v1 footrace down the wide areas. He excels at dribbling with the ball out of tight spaces and can get into some dangerous positions in the final third. The Mexican has outstanding balance and a low centre of gravity that allows him to link up play accurately with others around him.
The addition of a player of Lozano’s skillset will undeniably be a massive coup for the Toffees if Carlo Ancelotti can find a way to lure his former colleague to Goodison Park. He will not only add a lot of quality to the Everton frontline but will also increase competition for places within the Everton squad.
Furthermore, Lozano has the potential to strike up a fierce attacking partnership with Richarlison at Merseyside. Hence, it is worth taking a punt on the Mexican international as far as the Toffees are concerned because he could propel them to compete for a top-half finish in the Premier League next season.