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Hirving Lozano’s former agent says Napoli forward could join Manchester United

Hirving Lozano’s former agent says Napoli forward could join Manchester United

The former agent of Napoli attacker Hirving Lozano has claimed that the Mexico international could make the move to Manchester United during next summer’s transfer window.

The 20-time English champions are believed to be keeping a close eye on Lozano’s situation in Naples amid suggestions that he could be allowed to leave in 2023.

According to Alessandro Monfrecola, who used to represent Lozano, the attacker is likely to leave his Italian side next summer, with Man United genuine contenders for his signature.

Monfrecola has said that Lozano would also be open to joining Barcelona or Real Madrid, but it is more likely that he will end up moving to the Premier League for the 2023-24 campaign.

“Next June, Lozano will leave in my opinion, also because he earns over €4m at Napoli,” he told Gonfia la Rete. “Although he is delighted to be here, he has never hidden that he aspired to the top English clubs, although now he is probably realising that Napoli itself is a top club.

Napoli's Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring their first goal with Giovanni Di Lorenzo on January 17, 2022© Reuters

“He has never hidden that he loves Barcelona and Real Madrid, but unless Ancelotti falls in love with him again, he has no market.

“I think he could land in Manchester United or Everton. This does not exclude that other English teams could enter the negotiation. My personal prediction is that he will leave in June, but he is very happy here.”

Lozano started his professional career with Pachuca before making the move to PSV Eindhoven in 2017, scoring 40 times in 79 appearances during a successful spell with the Dutch club.

The Mexican then moved to Napoli in 2019, and he has made 123 appearances for the Italian side in all competitions, contributing 26 goals and 14 assists in the process.

Lozano has again been a regular this season, featuring on nine occasions, but he is yet to find the back of the net, providing just one assist at club level in 2022-23.

Napoli's Hirving Lozano pictured on January 10, 2021© Reuters

The attacker played the full 90 minutes of Napoli’s 6-1 win over Ajax in the Champions League last week, but he was a second-half substitute against Torino in Serie A last time out.

Lozano largely operates as a right-sided attacker, which is the area that Man United’s big-money summer arrival Antony plays in, but he would provide a different option in the final third.

Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig have also been credited with an interest in Lozano amid claims that he could be available for around €30m (£26.9m) during next summer’s transfer window.

The Mexican has a record of 109 goals and 68 assists in 351 appearances during his professional career for Pachuca, PSV Eindhoven and Napoli.

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